
 Leonhard Euler Great Minds, Great Thinkers 
  Leonhard Euler was born in Basel, Switzerland, but was raised on the town of Riehen (near Basel) by his mother Margret Brucker and father Paul Euler, a Lutheran minister. 
  In 1741 Euler accepted a position at the Academy of Sciences in Berlin, however, due to various reasons, among which was the lack of the king's support, he returned to St. 
  Euler also deduced the Euler equations, a set of laws of motion in fluid dynamics, formally identical to the NavierStokes equations, explaining, among other phenomena, propagation of the shock waves. 
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