Leibniz calculating machine, 1694.
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Leibniz calculating machine, 1694.

Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von

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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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