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Leib·nizor 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."
or Leib•nitz(ˈlaɪb nɪts, ˈlaɪp-)
Gottfried Wilhelm von, 1646–1716, German philosopher and mathematician.
Leib•niz′i•an, Leib•nitz′i•an, adj., n.