Leibniz calculating machine, 1694.

Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von

Leibniz calculating machine, 1694.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716), German mathematician, conceived the idea of a machine that could multiply by repeated addition. He constructed the first model in 1694. The stepped reckoner was an important feature of this early calculating machine.

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