Thinker of the Week: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz


Full Name: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Born: 1646

Died: 1716

Hometown: Leipzig, Germany

Fave Subjects: Minds and Bodies, Math, Science, Law, Politics, Languages

Career Highlights:

  • Wrote books in three different languages (German, Latin and French)
  • Also studied Chinese
  • Invented a new kind of math that is now used with computers
  • Was appointed secretary for a society of alchemists

Big Question:

What is the stuff that everything in the universe is made of?

Want to know more? Well, we can’t exactly blame you for that. Find Mr. Leibniz, his ideas, and a whole lot of other goodies in our ThinkAboutIt series for kids!