Carl Friedrich Gauß
(1777-1855)

Died aged c. 78

("Gauss" redirects here. For things named after Carl Friedrich Gauss, see List of things named after Carl Friedrich Gauss. For other persons or things named Gauss, see Gauss (disambiguation).) Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (/ɡaʊs/; German: Gauß, pronounced [ɡaʊs] ; Latin: Carolus Fridericus Gauss) (30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855) was a German mathematician who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, mechanics, electrostatics, astronomy, matrix theory, and optics. Sometimes referred to as the Princeps mathematicorum (Latin, "the foremost of mathematicians") and "greatest mathematician since antiquity", Gauss had an exceptional influence in many fields of mathematics and science and is ranked as one of history's most influential mathematicians.

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Commemorated on 6 plaques

Hier stand das Geburtshaus von Carl Friedrich Gauß Mathematiker Astronom Physiker Geodät geboren 30.4.1777 in Braunschweig gestorben 23.2.1855 in Göttingen

Wilhelmstraße 30 - 34, Braunschweig, Germany where they was born (1777)

Carl Friedrich Gauß geb 1777 in Braunschweig gest 1855 in Göttingen weltberühmter Mathematiker, Physiker, Astronom, Geodät Schüler des Katharineums von 1788 bis 1792 Aus dem Matrikelbuch der Schule: Optimi ingenii et indefessae diligentiae iuvenis. Ein Jüngling allerbester Begabung und unermüdlichen Fleißes.

Martino-Katharineum school, Braunschweig, Germany where they was a student

In diesem Haus schrieb Carl Friedrich Gauß 1799 seine Doktorarbeit.

Holzberg 4, Helmstedt, Germany where they wrote his PhD thesis

C. F. Gauß 1796 - 1798

Kurze-Geismar-Str. 25, Göttingen, Germany where they was

Carl Friedrich Gauss 1808 - 1816

Kurze Str. 15, Göttingen, Germany where they was

Der Gauß'sche Punkt 20 m östlich dieser Stelle stand bis 1944 der Kirchturm der Ansgarikirche. Die Kirchturmspitze war zentraler Punkt der ersten Bremer Landesvermessung von 1797. Carl Friedrich Gauß beobachtete im Jahre 1824 auf dem Ansgarikirchturm Richtungswinkel für die hannoversche Gradmessung und zur Bestimmung der Figur der Erde.

Southeastern corner of Ansgarikirchhof, Bremen, Germany where they surveyed angles on the church tower