Daniel Bernoulli (∗January 29th, jul./February (8th, greg.), 1700, in Groningen, Dutch Republic; †March 17th, 1782, in Basel, Switzerland) was a Swiss mathematician and physicist and one of the many prominent scientists in the Bernoulli family. He is known for his contributions to the beam theory and fluid mechanics. He is also well-known for his pioneering work in probability and statistics.
Early Years and Education
Bernoulli was the son of the mathematician Johann Bernoulli and his wife Dorothea Falkner. The mathematician Nikolaus II Bernoulli was his brother and the mathematician Jakob I. Bernoulli his uncle. The early years he spent in the Netherlands. In the age of 5 years his family settled in Basel.