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The Princeton Companion to Mathematics by Imre Leader, June Barrow-Green, Timothy Gowers

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VI.18 The Bernoullis

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All born in Basel, Switzerland, apart from Daniel (Groningen, the Netherlands). All died in Basel, apart from Jacob II, Nicolaus II (both Saint Petersburg, Russia), and Johann III (Berlin). (The two members of the family not in bold text were not mathematicians.)

The Bernoullis played a remarkable role in the development of mathematics during the Enlightenment. Indeed such was the family’s importance that in 1715 LEIBNIZ [VI.15] coined the term “bernoullizare” to describe the activity of doing mathematics. Altogether eight members of the family devoted themselves to the mathematical sciences (including physics, especially ...

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