Leonhard Euler

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Basel 1707–1727

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How could one introduce the biography of a famous person in a more appropriate manner if not with a brief self-testimonial,if one exists?F or Leonhard Euler, this is fortunately the case,since soon after the begin- ning of the second Petersburg period, Euler — presumably at the urging of members of the family — dictated to his son, Johann Albrecht, a short curriculum vitae in the German language3, which we here reproduce in the original orthography [then in free English translation]