# Mathematician:Nicolaus Bernoulli

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## Mathematician

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.

## Nationality

Swiss

## History

- 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

## Sources

- 1937: Eric Temple Bell:
*Men of Mathematics*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text{VIII}$: Nature or Nurture?

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