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In the aforementioned session, the election of Carl Friedrich Gauss to honorary member of the newly founded Academy was proclaimed.
Carl Friedrich Gauss, one of the towering figures of 19th-century mathematics, habitually discovered new mathematical results by experimenting with numbers and looking for patterns.
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) early on displayed an innate facility with numbers that resembled his contemporary Mozart's ability with musical tones.
According to legend (Hall 1970), the famous mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss used a similar method at the age of ten when his class was asked to find the sum of all whole numbers from 1 to 100.
Carl Friedrich Gauss is regarded as the greatest mathematician since Newton.
In 1796, however, a young German mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), worked out a method for constructing a heptadecagon (a polygon built up of seventeen sides of equal lengths and sometimes called a seventeengon in consequence), using a compass and straightedge only.