Mathematician:Nicolaus Bernoulli

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Brother of Jacob Bernoulli and Johann Bernoulli, and father of Nicolaus I Bernoulli.

It is unclear exactly what, if anything, Nicolaus Bernoulli contributed to mathematics.

The accepted report is that he was a painter, and an alderman of Basel.

However, some sources, notably 1937: Eric Temple Bell: Men of Mathematics, appear to conflate him with Nicolaus II Bernoulli.




  • Born: 1662
  • Died: 1716

Also known as

Nicolaus Bernoulli is referred to in 1937: Eric Temple Bell: Men of Mathematics as Nicolaus I Bernoulli, hence assigning different regnal numbers from what is conventionally taken.

Most sources refer to Nicolaus I Bernoulli as his son, and Nicolaus II Bernoulli as his nephew.

Also see


Note that in his report Bell conflates Nicolaus Bernoulli with Nicolaus II Bernoulli.