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John Leonard Greenberg

1945 - 2004

John L. Greenberg (1945–2004) was a scholar of the history of science and mathematics, best known for his work on the development of French mathematical thought in the 18th century. Apart from a three-year stint at the Caltech archives, Greenberg never held a conventional academic post, but published numerous influential papers and one book, The Problem of the Earth's Shape from Newton to Clairaut: The Rise of Mathematical Science in Eighteenth-Century Paris and the Fall of 'Normal' Science (1995). Greenberg suffered from a severe form of multiple sclerosis, which left him quadriplegic for the last ten years of his life. He received his undergraduate education at Shimer College, a small college with a Great Books curriculum that would profoundly influence his career. He followed this with a master's degree from Johns Hopkins and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. (from Shimer College Wiki)

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April 7, 2013 Edited by Tom Morris Restore the bio by Shimer Alumni Alliance
April 7, 2013 Edited by Tom Morris reverted to revision 2
April 7, 2013 Edited by Johannes Dewender remove Goethe wikilink from Greenberg. No clue if that fixes http://openlibrary.org/search/authors?q=Johann+Wolfgang+von+Goethe
December 17, 2012 Edited by Shimer Alumni Alliance +bio
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user initial import