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Carl F. Gauss

(One of the Greatest Mathematicians of All Time)

**Birthdate:**April 30, 1777

**Sun Sign:**Taurus

**Birthplace:**Brunswick, Germany

**Died:**February 23, 1855

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a prominent German mathematician, astronomer, geodesist, and physicist known for his significant contributions to various fields in mathematics and science. He served as the director of the Göttingen Observatory and a professor of astronomy, where he made remarkable advancements in mathematical theorems, number theory, and celestial mechanics. Gauss played a crucial role in the discovery of Ceres as a dwarf planet, developed the method of least squares, and pioneered advancements in geodesy, geophysics, and electromagnetism. He was dedicated to learning and left a lasting impact on mathematics through his influential teachings.