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  • 7-5-1687

    Halley wrote to Newton, informing Newton that his Principia was finally published.

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    Edmond Halley
    Isaac Newton
  • 7-5-1698

    Johann Bernoulli defined the term function in a letter to Leibniz. Leibniz had coined the term.

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    Johann Bernoulli
    Gottfried Leibniz
    Functions
  • 7-5-1932

    Rene Baire died in Chambery, France. Baire helped generalize analysis from functions to infinite sets.

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    Rene Baire
  • 7-5-1942

    Oskar Bolza died in Freiburg, Germany. Bolza worked on function theory, integral equations, and calculus of variations.

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    Oskar Bolza

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