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Leib·niz

or Leib·nitz  (līb′nĭts, līp′-), Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von 1646-1716.
German philosopher and mathematician. He invented differential and integral calculus independently of Newton and proposed an optimist metaphysical theory that included the notion that we live in "the best of all possible worlds."

Leib•niz

or Leib•nitz

(ˈlaɪb nɪts, ˈlaɪp-)

n.
Gottfried Wilhelm von, 1646–1716, German philosopher and mathematician.
Leib•niz′i•an, Leib•nitz′i•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Leibniz - German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)Leibniz - German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)
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Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1669/1989) "The confession of Nature against Atheists".
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1714/1898) "The principles of nature and of grace, based on reason".