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Biography and Life Acomplishments of Carl Gauss Excellent but forgot to cover one of Gausss formulas Karl Gauss Biography Karl Gauss lived from 1777 to 1855 He was a German mathematician physician and astronomer He was born in Braunschweig Germany on April 30th 1777 His family was poor and uneducated His father was a gardener and a merchants assistant At a young age Gauss taught himself how to read and count and it is said that he spotted a mistake in his fathers calculations when he was only three Throughout the rest of his early schooling he stood out remarkably from the rest of the students and his teachers persuaded his father to train him for a profession rather than learn trade His skills were noticed while he was in high school and at age 14 he was sent to the Duke of Brunswick to demonstrate The Duke was so impressed by this boy that he offered him a grant that lasted from then until the Dukes death in 1806 Karl began to study at the Collegium Carolinum in 1792 He went on to the University of Gottingen and by 1799 was awarded his doctorate from the University However by that time most of his significant mathematical discoveries had been made and he took up his interest in astronomy in 1801 By about 1807 Gauss began to gain recognition from countries all over the world He was invited to work in Leningrad was made a member of the Royal Society in London and was invited membership to the Russian and French Academies of Sciences However he remained in his hometown in Germany until his death in 1855 Acomplishments During his Teen years Karl Gauss developed many mathematical theories and proofs but these would not be recognized for decades because of
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