Caspar Wessel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Caspar Wessel

Norwegian mathematician

Date of Birth: 08-Jun-1745

Place of Birth: Vestby, Akershus, Norway

Date of Death: 25-Mar-1818

Profession: mathematician, cartographer

Nationality: Norway, Denmark

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Caspar Wessel

  • Caspar Wessel (June 8, 1745, Vestby – March 25, 1818, Copenhagen) was a Danish–Norwegian mathematician and cartographer.
  • In 1799, Wessel was the first person to describe the geometrical interpretation of complex numbers as points in the complex plane.
  • He was the younger brother of poet and playwright Johan Herman Wessel.

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