- Leibniz,Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von
Leib·niz or Leib·nitz (lībʹnĭts, līpʹ-), Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von. 1646-1716.
German philosopher and mathematician. He invented differential and integral calculus independently of Newton and proposed an optimist metaphysical theory that included the notion that we live in “the best of all possible worlds.”
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