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Research Article: Bernoulli Family

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Bernoulli Family

Swiss Mathematicians

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

The Bernoulli family was one of the world's most outstanding mathematical families. The members of the family who made the most significant contributions were two brothers, Jakob (1654–1705) and Johann (1667–1748), and Johann's son, Daniel (1700–1782).

Family History

Jakob and Johann were among the ten children of a spice merchant from Basel, Switzerland. Jakob was forced by his father to study theology but refused a church appointment when he completed his doctorate. Instead, he accepted a mathematics position at the University of Basel in 1687, a position he held for the remainder of his life.

Johann, required to study medicine, entered the University of Basel in 1683, where his brother Jakob was already a professor. The writings of Gottfried Leibniz (1646–1716), introducing the new field of calculus, had proved to be too difficult for most mathematicians to understand...

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