The greatest mathematician of the eighteen century,Leonhard Eurler was born in Basel,Switzerland. There he studied under another giant of mathematics, Jean Bernoulli in 1731 Euler became a proffessor of physics and mathematics at St. peteburg Academy of sciences. Eurler was the most prolific mathematician of all time, pubishing over
800 different books and papers. His influence was felt in physics and astronomy as well. Euler's work on mathematical analysis,
Introduction in analysin infinitorium (1748) remained a standard text book over a century. For the princess of Anhalt-Dessau he wrote Lettre à une princesse D'Allemagne,
giving a clear non-technical ouline of the main physical theorie of the time.
One can hardly write mathematical equations without copying Euler. Notation still in use today such as e and