Outline of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (1 July 1646 [O.S. 21 June] – 14 November 1716); German polymath, philosopher logician, mathematician.[1] Developed differential and integral calculus at about the same time and independently of Isaac Newton. Leibniz earned his keep as a lawyer, diplomat, librarian, and genealogist for the House of Hanover, and contributed to diverse areas. His impact continues to reverberate, especially his original contributions in logic and binary representations.[2]

Achievements and contributions






Personal life

  • Leibniz's political views
  • Leibniz's religious views


Major works by Leibniz

Manuscript archives and translations of Leibniz's works

Journals focused on Leibniz studies

Organizations named after Leibniz

Prizes named after Leibniz

Publications about Leibniz

Maria Rosa Antognazza's 2009 Leibniz biography is a major recent resource.[4]

See also


  1. Rescher, N. (2003). On Leibniz, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh University Press.
  2. Davis, M. (2011). The universal computer: The road from Leibniz to Turing, (AK Peters/CRC Press).
  3. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
  4. Antognazza, M. R. (2009). Leibniz: an intellectual biography, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, winner of the 2010 Pfizer Award)