“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
1. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Marker
Erster Vorschlag für eine
Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
1646 - 1716
Philosoph, Mathematiker, Physiker, Theologe, Geologe, Techniker, Philologe, Jurist, Historiker und Diplomat


The first suggestion for an Academy of Sciences in Vienna came from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) - Philosopher, Mathematician, Physicist, Theologian, Geologist, Technician, Philologist, Lawyer, Historian and Dipolomat.
Location. 48° 12.545′ N, 16° 22.63′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Sonnenfelsgasse and Jesuitengasse, on the right when traveling west on Sonnenfelsgasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sonnenfelsgasse 19, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former University Office (here, next to this marker); Ulrich Zwingli (a few steps from this marker); Rudjer J. Bošković (within shouting distance of this marker); Franz Schubert (within shouting distance of this marker); Die Aula der Wissenschaften / Hall of Sciences

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
2. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Marker - wide view
The Leibniz marker is visible here between the two closest bar windows, directly above the Zwingli marker.
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charles de L'Ecluse (Clusius) (about 150 meters away); Leoš Janáček (about 150 meters away); Moritz von Schwind (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
Also see . . .  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (Wikipedia). "Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (sometimes spelled Leibnitz) (1 July 1646 [O.S. 21 June] – 14 November 1716) was a prominent German polymath and one of the most important logicians, mathematicians and natural philosophers of the Enlightenment. As a representative of the seventeenth-century tradition of rationalism, Leibniz's most prominent accomplishment was conceiving the ideas of differential and integral calculus, independently of Isaac Newton's contemporaneous developments....In philosophy, Leibniz is most noted for his optimism, i.e. his conclusion that our universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created, an idea that was often lampooned by others such as Voltaire. Leibniz, along with René Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, was one of the three great 17th-century advocates of rationalism. The work of Leibniz anticipated modern logic and analytic philosophy,
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but his philosophy also assimilates elements of the scholastic tradition, notably that conclusions are produced by applying reason to first principles or prior definitions rather than to empirical evidence.... Leibniz made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in philosophy, probability theory, biology, medicine, geology, psychology, linguistics, and computer science. He wrote works on philosophy, politics, law, ethics, theology, history, and philology. Leibniz also contributed to the field of library science.... Leibniz's contributions to this vast array of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters, and in unpublished manuscripts. He wrote in several languages, but primarily in Latin, French, and German. There is no complete gathering of the writings of Leibniz translated into English." (Submitted on January 15, 2020.) 
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