## Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was a German mathematician who lived in the same time period as Sir Isaac Newton. Though a lot of people don't know who he is, Leibniz was a very important mind in the invention of calculus, and while Newton may have truly ... ahem ... "invented" calculus, it was Leibniz who FIRST published his own work on the subject. Despite Leibniz working completely independent of Newton, the latter insisted the former's work was plagiarized from his own. Due to Newton's relentless persecution, Leibniz died penniless and shamed; however, Karma would soon come in and do what it knows best. Today, it is Leibniz's notations that are used most often in calculus, rather than Newton's. Newton can suck it.

As for the Calc Friend Leibniz, he would maintain the position as the only male in the group. Yay. Due to his friendship with Newton, his mind isn't the best on the planet. Like Newton, he is stubborn and has limited knowledge of calculus, which needs to change. Quickly. Seriously, I'm just happy I could explain the Power Rule and integrals to someone.

He is also more intelligent than he appears as he finds it difficult to explain from his own point of view.

As for the Calc Friend Leibniz, he would maintain the position as the only male in the group. Yay. Due to his friendship with Newton, his mind isn't the best on the planet. Like Newton, he is stubborn and has limited knowledge of calculus, which needs to change. Quickly. Seriously, I'm just happy I could explain the Power Rule and integrals to someone.

He is also more intelligent than he appears as he finds it difficult to explain from his own point of view.