Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was honoured by Search Engine giant Google today. Google celebrated the birthday of great German Philosopher who occupies an important place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy on his 372nd birth anniversary.
Leibniz became one of the most prolific inventors in the field of mechanical calculators. In philosophy, Leibniz is most noted for his optimism. Leibniz also contributed to the field of library science. He wrote several books on philosophy, politics, law, ethics, theology, history, and philology in various languages. In most books, he used Latin, French, and German.
Leibniz was born on July 1, 1646 at Saxony’s Leipzig. His father was Friedrich Leibniz and his mother was Catharina Schmuck. Friedrich Leibniz was a Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Leipzig. GW Leibniz lost his father when he wwas just six years old.
On June 29, 2018, this Search Engine Giant had honored great Indian scientist and the founder of Indian Statistical Institute- Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis on his 125th birthday.
Mahalanobis is famous for the theory of Mahalanobis distance. He was also an applied statistician and served as the member of the first Planning Commission of an Independent India.
He also served as secretary to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Later, he also worked at Visva-Bharati University. Mahalanobis received one of the highest civilian awards, the Padma Vibhushan from the central government for his contribution to science and services to the nation. The great Indian scientist died on June 28, 1972, just a day after his 79th birthday.