Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
b. July 1, 1646 – d. November 14, 1716 • Philosopher • Protestant
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646–1716), philosopher. He was a native of Leipzig, where after a precocious boy-hood he entered the university in 1661 as a student of law. Here philosophy and mathematics soon became his chief interests, and in 1663 he wrote a dissertation on the Principle of Individuation,
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Gottfried Leibniz
Leibniz, Gottfried. Gottfried Leibniz (1646–1716) was a child genius in Germany who learned both Greek and scholastic philosophy at an age so young he was denied a master’s degree in law at the University of Leipzig because of his youth. He co-invented calculus with Isaac Newton in 1676. He wrote a doctoral
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Leibnitz, Gottfried Wilhelm
Leibnitz, Gottfried Wilhelm, b. June 21, 1646, in Leipzig, could speak Latin and knew Greek in his 12th year, and at an early age studied theology, especially in its controversial aspect, but was led by the reading of Descartes to become a philosopher, though following the vocation of a lawyer. The greater
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Leibnitz (Gottfried Wilhelm von) Baron (1646–1716).—Born at Leipsic; died at Hanover. A celebrated German philosopher. His father was professor of law at Leipsic. He entered the University there in 1661; devoting himself to the study of jurisprudence and philosophy; studied mathematics at Jena in 1663;
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646–1716). Philosopher and mathematician who was born in Leipzig, Germany. At the age of fifteen he entered the University of Leipzig and then transferred to the University of Jena, where he studied jurisprudence, mathematics, and philosophy. In the field of mathematics he
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
Leibniz, Gottfried WilhelmGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) was born in Leipzig, and educated at Leipzig, Jena, and Altdorf. His main contributions were to mathematics, logic, and philosophy, but he also contributed to law, historical inquiry, natural science, and politics. He served as a librarian
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
LEIBNIZ, GOTTFRIED WILHELM. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) was arguably the preeminent German intellectual of his generation. Born in Leipzig and the son of a professor of moral philosophy, Leibniz was inclined toward the academic life early on. A voracious reader from youth (especially of the
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
Leibniz, Gottfried WilhelmThe philosopher, mathematician, and polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) was raised in the moderate Lutheranism of Georg Calixt. He was the final flower of the humanist project for a reformed Christendom through research and education that stemmed from Melanchthon.
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646–1716). The brilliant son of a philosophy professor at Leipzig University, Leibniz first studied law at Leipzig but soon turned to philosophy and mathematics, interests that consumed the rest of his life. From 1673 on he worked for Duke John Frederick of Brunswick assembling
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Leibniz, Gottfried von (1646–1716)
LEIBNIZ, GOTTFRIED VON (1646–1716)German mathematician and philosopher. According to Leibniz, the full definition of anything involves describing all things from its unique standpoint; each thing is an independent ‘monad’ ‘mirroring’ the rest. The highest monad, and creator of all others, is God.Leibniz
Who’s Who in Christian History
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646–1716)German Protestant statesman, mathematician, and philosopherLeibniz was born at Leipzig, received a broad education at Leipzig and Jena in classics, philosophy, theology, mathematics, and law, and spent the most active years of his life as a diplomat. Concerned