Thinker of the Week: Leibniz


Full Name: Gottfried Wilhelp 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, French)
  • studied Chinese
  • invented a new kind of math that’s still used with computers

Big Question:

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

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