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Bernauli Family Naughty but Brilliant.
Jacob Bernouli (1654  1705) Johann Bernouli (1667  1748) Daniel Bernoulli (1700  1787) Nicholas Bernoulli migrated from
Holland to Switzerland during the 18th Century. They were being chased by the
Catholics.
Popular Discovery:Bernouli Principle. This helped to design aircraft wings.
Born to a prosperous family of traders and scholars from the city of Basel in Switzerland,
Against the wishes of their father to take over the family business or to enter respectable professions like medicine or the ministry, and began studying mathematics together.They had other siblings too.
Name

Elder one : Jacob

Younger one : Johann.

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Birth

1654

1667



Education

1671 Age 17Yrs.
Graduated from the
University of Basel with a master's degree in philosophy.
1676. Age 22Yrs.
A licentiate in theology.
During this time he studied
Mathematics and Astronomy against the wishes of his parents.

1683 Age 16Yrs.
Failing
in the spice trade entered the University at the and studied medicine. He did not enjoy medicine and learned
mathematics from his elder brother Jacob. In two years John
learned everything Jacob knew.
Graduated from Basel University,

Personal; biography

They developed a rather jealous and competitive
relationship.
1681 Age
27Yrs.
He travelled to the Netherlands where he met many
mathematicians including Hudde. Continuing his studies with the
leading mathematicians and scientists of Europe In England he met Boyle and Hooke.
1684 Age 30Yrs.
He married Judith Stupanus.

It was
case of teacherpupil quarrel. The two brothers vehemently fought for
superiority. Two of them competed for the University chair and the elder
one won it by chance.
1694
Age 27Yrs.
He married Dorothea
Falkner.
John
left the country, saying he would never return...
1705 Age 38Yrs.
When
his father in law requested to see his daughter and the grand children he had
to concede.
He was jealous of the elder Jacob's position as
professor at Basel
Johann published a book based on his son’s work,
even changing the date to make it look as though his book had been published
before his son's.

Contribution

Both had a clear aptitude for mathematics at a
high level, and constantly challenged and inspired each other. They
established an early correspondence with Gottfried Leibniz, and were among the first mathematicians to not
only study and understand infinitesimal calculus but to apply it to various
problems.


His book “The
Art of Conjecture”, published posthumously consolidated existing
knowledge on probability theory and expected values,
His theory of permutations and combinations,
Bernoulli trials,
Bernoulli distribution, and number theory, such as
the Bernoulli Numbers sequence.
He became the first person to develop the
technique for solving separable differential equations His method of
describing the location of points in space using angles and distances and was
the first to use the word “integral” to refer to the area under a curve.


Employment

1676 Age 22Yrs.
After taking his
theology degree, he moved to Geneva where he worked as a tutor.
He then travelled to
France spending two years studying with the followers of Descartes
1683 Age
29Yrs.
Taught mechanics at the
University in Basel.

1694 Age 27Yrs.
He
accepted a post as the professor of mathematics at the
University of Groningen in Netherland.
While
he was traveling back to Basel his brother died of tuberculosis.
So he
took his chair.




Progeny/ Students

Two children, a son who
was given his grandfather's name of Nicolaus and a daughter.

A pupil Leonhard Euler
Three
sons that became brilliant mathematicians.
Nicolaus
II. Daniel & Johann II.

Death

1705 Age 51Yrs.

1748 Age 81Yrs.



His student Guillaume de l'Hôpital published a
book in his own name consisting almost entirely of Johann's lectures,
including his now famous rule about 0 ÷ 0 (a problem which had dogged
mathematicians since Brahmagupta's initial work on the rules for dealing with zero back in the 7th
Century).

Three sons of
Johann Bernauli.

1^{St}. child

2^{nd} child

3^{rd} child

Name

Nicolaus II

Daniel

Johann II.

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Birth

621695
Groningen, Netherland

821700
Groningen, Netherland

18 51710
Groningen, Netherland

Childhood


1711 Age
11Yrs.
He became the pupil of his 16yearold brother Nicholas.
1713 Age
13Yrs.
He continued his studies in Italy.

He studied Law and Mathematics.

Education

1708 Age 13Yrs.
Entered University of Basel to study law.
Became a licentiate in jurisprudence.
1711 Age 16Yrs.
Gained the Master's
of Philosophy.
1716 Age 21Yrs.
Doctorate in Law.

1713 Age13 Yrs.
sent to Basel University to study philosophy &logic.
1715 Age 15Yrs.
graduated.
1716 Age 16Yrs.
Got the Masters.
studied medicine while his father
taught him mathematics.
1718, Age 18Yrs.
studied medicine at Heidelberg and
Strasbourg.
1720 Age 20Yrs.
Completed the Doctorate in medicine at
Basel.
1724 Age 24Yrs.
Went to Venice to study medicine and received a doctorate in medicine
First mathematical work was published
with the support of Goldbach.

1727 Age 17Yrs.
He obtained the degree of doctor of jurisprudence.





Personal Bio.

Nicolaus worked on curves, differential equations and probability. He died only 8 months after taking up an appointment
in St Petersburg at a young age


He enjoyed the friendship of P. L. M. de Maupertuis,

Contribution.

Introduced the problem of trajectories while working on the
mathematical arguments behind the dispute between Newton and Leibniz.
Worked on curves, differential
equations and probability.

Bernouli Principle. This helped to
design aircraft wings.

Worked on mathematics with his father.
He won the Prize of the Paris Academy on four separate occasions..
His prize subjects were, the capstan,
the propagation of light, and the magnet

Employment

1716 Age 21Yrs.
A private tutor in Venice.
1719
Age 24Yrs.
The Chair in Mathematics at the University of Padua
Appointments to the St Petersburg Academy

Doctor,
1724 1733
Mathematician
appointmented to St Petersburg Academy
1733
Age 33Yrs.
Basel University.Taught medicine,
metaphysics and natural philosophy until his death.

Appointed to his father's chair in Basel when Johann Bernoulli died




Johann and Jakob, are
the last noted mathematicians of the Bernoulli family.

  Progeny  
Death

1726 Age 3Yrs.
Contracted a hectic fever and died in St.Petersburg.

1782 Age2Yrs.

1790 Age 80Yrs.


