# Gauss-Ostrogradsky Theorem/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Gauss-Ostrogradsky Theorem

The Gauss-Ostrogradsky Theorem was first discovered by Joseph Louis Lagrange in $1762$.

It was the later independently rediscovered by Carl Friedrich Gauss in $1813$ during the course of his investigations into electromagnetism.

Mikhail Vasilyevich Ostrogradsky, who also gave the first proof of the general theorem, rediscovered it in $1826$.

It was also rediscovered by George Green in $1828$, Siméon-Denis Poisson in $1824$ and Pierre Frédéric Sarrus in $1828$.

## Sources

- 1992: George F. Simmons:
*Calculus Gems*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {A}.25$: Gauss ($\text {1777}$ – $\text {1855}$)