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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