

Fact File: Who invented Calculus? Date of Invention: mid 1700's *** Name of Inventors: Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz *** Nationality of Inventors: German and English *** Historical Period: Industrial Revolution (1700  1860) *** Category: Science (Math) *** Country of Origin: England and Germany *** The Inventors and Invention*** Fact 1: Who invented Calculus? Calculus was invented independently by Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz in the mid 1700's during the Industrial Revolution era of inventions (1700  1860). Fact 3: Who invented Calculus? Prominent Renaissance mathematicians and scientists such as Luca Valerio, Johannes Kepler, Pierre de Fermat, Gilles Roberval, Rene Descartes, Johann Hudde, Christiaan Huygens, Bonaventura Cavalieri, Evangelista Torricelli and Isaac Barrow also played a significant role in the invention. Fact 5: Who invented Calculus? The Greeks: Eudoxus was a Greek astronomer who mapped the stars and compiled a map of the known world. Archimedes was a genius in geometry and his methods anticipated the integral calculus 2,000 years before Gottfried Leibniz and Sir Isaac Newton. Fact 6: Who invented Calculus? The Renaissance Scientists: Important Renaissance mathematicians and scientists made significant advances in the invention of Calculus. Luca Valerio (1552  1618) worked to find volumes and centres of gravity of solid bodies. Johannes Kepler (1571  1630) provided three fundamental laws of planetary motion and worked on a basic form of integration. Fact 7: Who invented Calculus? The Renaissance Scientists: Pierre de Fermat (1601  1665) was famous for his work in number theory. Gilles Roberval (1602  1675) developed significant methods in the study of integration. Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598  1647) developed a method of indivisibles, an important factor in the development of the integral calculus. Fact 9: Who invented Calculus? The Renaissance Scientists: Evangelista Torricelli (1608  1647) and Isaac Barrow (1630  1677) worked on the problem of motion with variable speed. Fact 10: Who invented Calculus? The invention of Calculus in the mid 1700's by Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz was strongly influenced by the work conducted by both the Greek and Renaissance Scientists and Mathematicians. Fact 14: Who invented Calculus? Sir Isaac Newton laid the foundation for differential and integral calculus and Gottfried Leibniz developed the present day notation for the differential and integral calculus. Fact 15: Who invented Calculus? Both Sir Isaac Newton and and Gottfried Leibniz wrote a full system of calculus and became embroiled in a bitter battle regarding who should be credited with the invention of Calculus. There were various accusations of plagiarism that proved to be false. Fact 16: Who invented Calculus? Sir Isaac Newton emerged with the credit for the invention of Calculus, his theories of gravity and motion and the invention of the Color Wheel and was given praise, accolades and honor for his pioneering work. Sir Isaac Newton died on March 31, 1727 in Kensington, London and was given a state funeral. Fact 17: Who invented Calculus? Gottfried Leibniz was not given credit for the invention of Calculus and died on November 14, 1716 in Hanover, Germany a poor and dishonored man. For additional information refer to the Inventors and Invention of Math and Who Invented Algebra. Fast Info and Fact File: Who invented Calculus? Country of Origin: England and Germany *** Name of Inventors: Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz *** Nationality of Inventors: German and English *** Date of Invention: mid 1700's *** Invention Era: Industrial Revolution (1700  1860) *** Type: Science (Math) *** The Inventors and Invention 