Leonhard Euler.Gebohren zu Basel, 1707, Gest. zu St Petersburg, 1803.
Stipple. Plate 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½"). Cut to plate on right.
Leonhard Euler (1707-83 - not 1803 as in the title), Swiss mathematician and physicist who, despite severe problems with his eyesight (hinted at in this portrait), made substantial contributions to the fields of geometry, calculus, trigonometry, astronomy and cartography. His work for the Imperial Russian Academy of Sciences and the Berlin Academy led to him being commemorated on postage stamps issued by Russia and Germany, as well as on a Swiss banknote. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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