Carl Friedrich Gauss
died 159 years ago
23rd February 1855

Carl Friedrich Gauss worked in a wide variety of fields in both mathematics and physics incuding number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy and optics. His work has had an immense influence in many areas.

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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Gauss.html