# Carl Friedrich Gauss

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (Brunswick, 1777) was a German mathematician who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, astronomy, matrix theory, and optics. Sometimes referred to as "the Prince of Mathematicians" Gauss had a remarkable influence in many fields of mathematics and science and is ranked as one of history's most influential mathematicians.

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Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). Known as the prince of mathematicians, Gauss made significant contributions to most fields of 19th century mathematics. An obsessive perfectionist, he didn't publish much of his work, preferring to rework and improve theorems first. His revolutionary discovery of non-Euclidean space (that it is mathematically consistent that parallel lines may diverge) was found in his notes after his death. During his analysis of astronomical data

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