Johann Bernoulli

Johann Bernoulli[lower-alpha 1] (also known as Jean or John; 6 August [O.S. 27 July] 1667 – 1 January 1748) was a Swiss mathematician and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He is known for his contributions to infinitesimal calculus and educating Leonhard Euler in the pupil's youth.

Johann Bernoulli
Johann Bernoulli (portrait by Johann Rudolf Huber, circa 1740)
Born(1667-08-06)6 August 1667
Died1 January 1748(1748-01-01) (aged 80)
NationalitySwiss
EducationUniversity of Basel
(M.D., 1694)
Known forDevelopment of infinitesimal calculus
Catenary solution
Bernoulli's rule
Bernoulli's identity
Brachistochrone problem
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsUniversity of Groningen
University of Basel
ThesisDissertatio de effervescentia et fermentatione; Dissertatio Inauguralis Physico-Anatomica de Motu Musculorum (On the Mechanics of Effervescence and Fermentation and on the Mechanics of the Movement of the Muscles) (1694 (1690)[1])
Doctoral advisorNikolaus Eglinger[2]
Other academic advisorsJacob Bernoulli
Doctoral studentsDaniel Bernoulli
Leonhard Euler
Johann Samuel König
Pierre Louis Maupertuis
Other notable studentsGuillaume de l'Hôpital
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