Johann Bernoulli (III) lived and worked in Berlin, where he was director of the Mathematics Department of the Academy of Berlin, and the last noted mathematician of the Bernoulli dynasty of mathematicians.
Travel writing, astronomy, philosophy, law, history
Foreign Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Director of Mathematical Department, Academy of Berlin.
Astronomer Royal, Berlin, 1763-
He travelled widely across Europe, from England to Russia, publishing his observations in a series of travel accounts throughout the 1770s.
Papers to the Academy of Berlin, on astronomy, geogrpahy, and mathematics.
French translation of Euler's Elements of Algebra.
Extensive correspondence (2,800 items).
A famous child prodigy, he obtained a phD at 13, with an encore of a masters degree in jurisprudence at the ripe age of 14. Pushing 15, he went to the Berlin Academy, where he organised the astronomical observatory, becoming the astronomer royal (Berlin) at 19.
In his late 20s and early 30s, he travelled widely across Europe, from England to Russia, publishing his observations in a series of travel accounts throughout the 1770s.
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