Carl Friedrich Gauss

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was German mathematician and scientist. He is widely recognized for his contributions to number theory, geometry, probability theory, theory of functions, geodesy, planetary astronomy etc.

Early life

Gauss was born on April 30, 1777 in Brunswick, Germany. He was the only child of his poor, working-class parents. His father was a gardener and brick-layer. He was a harsh parent who discouraged his young son from attending school, with expectations that he would follow in his footsteps. However Gauss’ mother recognized, her son’s genius from the early age and she knew that he needs education