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Leonhard Euler
Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) was a Swiss mathematician and Physicist. He is famous for his work in Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Optics and Astronomy.

Euler had worked in almost all the areas of mathematics namely Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Algebra and Number Theory. His works in Continuum Physics and Lunar Theory are famous.

Eulerís eye sight worsened through out mathematical career! He suffered from a near fatal fever in 1735. After three years he became blind in the right eye. Later he suffered cataract in his left eye and became totally blind in 1766.



Euler has been honored by several countries for his contributions to the world of Mathematics and Physics.

Old Swiss 10 Franc notes bear his picture. Former Soviet Union released a stamp in 1957, commemorating his 250th birthday. Former German Democratic Republic released a stamp on Eulerís 200th death anniversary.

Visalakshi Ramani