Leonhard Euler pp 115-133 | Cite as

The second Petersburg period 1766–1783


In December of 1765, in a letter to the Lord High Chancellor Woronzov transmitted by the Russian envoy Prince Dolgoruki at the Berlin court, Euler formulated his conditions under which he would return to the Pe- tersburg Academy. He demanded, to begin with, the position of a vice president; the president should always be a nobleman at the court,but scientific activities were not to be conducted in a chancellery. For these,a vice president — always a first-rate scientist — ought to be responsible. Sec- ondly, Euler requested a yearly salary of 3,000 Rbl. along with free lodging and heat; thirdly, the exemption of any military quartering; in the fourth place,exemption from duty for his entire luggage,and reimbursement of the travel expenses for fourteen persons (not counting the servants); fifthly, for his eldest son Johann Albrecht the physics Chair with an an- nual salary of 1,000 Rbl.,and in the sixth place,adequate positions for his sons Karl and Christoph at medical resp. military institutions.


Great Mathematician Lunar Theory Mathematical Book Foreign Member Opus Omnia 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 2007

Personalised recommendations