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Death of Gottfried Leibniz

Gottfried Leibniz

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Gottfried Leibniz dies in Hannover, Germany. By this time he has become so unpopular with so many that no official scientific organization honors his life, and his grave will remain unmarked for fifty years.

In time, though, Leibniz will become famous for his theodicy, arguing that this world is the best of all possible worlds which God could have created. Leibniz has also argued that reality is composed of an infinite number of "monads," immaterial and indivisible substances.

Scientifically, he will be famous for his creation of infinitesimal calculus independently of Isaac Newton. His own mathematical notation system will also be widely used.


Gottfried Wilhem Leibniz

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