Johann Bernoulli

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Noun1.Johann Bernoulli - Swiss mathematician (1667-1748)
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The first was glimpsed shortly after the invention of logarithms in the early 17th century, and employed in mathematical work by Jacob Bernoulli, Johann's elder brother, and by John Napier, but it was Euler who first showed its full importance: It is the basis of the exponential function for which growth rates are the same as the values at any given point on a graph.