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Johann Friedrich Euler (1741–1800): mathematician and cryptologist at the court of the Dutch Stadholder William V. (English) Zbl 1325.01014

Summary: During the latter part of the 18th century, some mathematicians started to turn their interest to cryptology. Their attitude differed in many ways from the approach of the professional crypt analysts, of their time, but their interest was far from being merely academical. Johann Friedrich Euler, mathematician and cryptologist at the Court of the Dutch Stadholder William V, showed a marked ability to put into practice some of the new principles and insights, forwarded in scholarly journals of the time.

MSC:

01A50 History of mathematics in the 18th century
01A70 Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies
94-03 History of information and communication theory
94A60 Cryptography

Biographic References:

Euler, Johann Friedrich
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