The 306th Birthday of Leonhard Euler!

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Leonhard Euler was born in Basel in 1707 to parents in the Reformed Church. Euler's father was a family friend of the Bernoulli family, a family of very prominent mathematicians and physicists of the time. He entered university at the age of 13, getting his Master of Philosophy degree at the age of 16. He spent weekends studying under Johann Bernoulli, who convinced Euler's father—who had previously wanted his son to devote his life to theology—that Euler should go into mathematics, thus beginning the career of one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.

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