Mathematician:Nicolaus II Bernoulli
Posed the problem of reciprocal orthogonal trajectories in $1720$.
- Born: 6 Feb 1695, Basel, Switzerland
- 1708: Studied mathematics and law at the University of Basel
- 1711: Received Master's of Philosophy degree
- 1715: Received a Doctorate in Law
- 1716 - 17: Private tutor in Venice
- 1719: Took the Chair in Mathematics at the University of Padua
- 1723: Law professor at the Berner Oberen Schule
- 1725: Together with his brother Daniel Bernoulli, invited by Peter the Great to the newly founded St. Petersburg Academy
- Died: 31 July 1726, St Petersburg, Russia
He was succeeded at St. Petersburg Academy in 1727 by Leonhard Euler, who had been recommended by the Bernoulli brothers.
Also known as
1937: Eric Temple Bell: Men of Mathematics refers to Nicolaus II Bernoulli as Nicolaus III Bernoulli, which appears to arise from a confusion between Nicolaus Bernoulli (1662 – 1716) and Nicolaus II Bernoulli (1695 – 1726).
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Nicolaus II Bernoulli": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive