## Euler, the historical perspective

*Eberhard Knobloch*, Berlin University of Technology and
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

The lecture will give a survey of Leonhard Euler's life and
scientific interests with a special emphasis on his sojourn in Berlin
(1741-1766). The second part of this lecture will deal with Euler's
less known contributions to mathematical astronomy that is to
celestial mechanics. Euler (not Lagrange) found the first solution of
a simplified case of the restricted three body problem and the first
particular solution of the three body problem (the collinear case).

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