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Essay on Numerous Accomplishments of Johann Heinrich Lambert

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Discipline Self Improvement
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Johann Heinrich Lambert was born 26 August 1728 in Mulhouse, current day Alsace, France. His father was a tailor named Lukas Lambert, whose father was also a tailor. The family wasn't well off and in age twelve young Johann Lambert he had to begin working for his dad which compelled him to leave college. As he continued to work for his father he did not forgo his studies. He filled his time in which he was not helping his father with learning and reading scientific subjects by himself. He had a desire to learn and expand his understanding that drove him to study. Even without a formal education or teachers to lead him he learned on his own beginning at a young age. At the age of fifteen he began work as a clerk to support his loved ones and two years later became a secretary. In his position as a secretary he managed to again resume his studies of the humanities, philosophy, sciences, in addition to mathematics and astronomy. In 1948 he began working as a tutor for the sons of Count Peter von Salis in Chur. During his time in Chur he continued to study and learn. His drive to learn that had begun when he was young was still present and pushed him to succeed. Lambert had access to the massive Salis family library in which he could continue to study.His interests ranged from mathematics to philosophy and astronomy to the humanities. During his time in Chur he was elected to a Swiss Scientific Society in Addition to the Literary Society of Chur. He made meteorological observations and wrote scientific articles as he became known in the scientific world. He developed Through his travels Lambert had the opportunity to attend lectures and study works of prominent mathematicians and scientists of that time. He continued to be largely self motiva...

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