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Here for twenty-five years he lived in the Royal Palace, and worked with unexampled activity at the reformation o f mathematics. He published 121 papers, some o f considerable length, in the Transactions o f the Academy, the mathematical work o f which he superintended after the death o f Maupertuis. T he total number o f papers which Euler published in his lifetime has been estimated at about 700, besides 45 separate volumes. In 1766 he returned to St. Petersburg. Shortly afterwards he became totally blind, but he continued his mathe matical pursuits till the very day o f his death.
As Professor at the £coIe Polytechnique, Monge flourished under the Empire, but he lost his position, and the honours with which Napoleon had covered him, upon the Restoration o f the Bourbons; and he died shortly after. For many years Monge, in deference to the wishes o f the authorities at Mezi^res, kept quiet about his discovery o f descriptive geometry. He published an account o f it first in 1795, in the Journal des ^coles Normales, and again in 1798, in his Geometrie descriptive. (See Ostwald’s Klassiker, No.
Such strenuous exertions, however, combined with the rigour o f the climate, cost Euler the sight o f one eye. In 1741 he was invited by Frederick the Great to the Prussian Academ y o f Sciences at Berlin. Here for twenty-five years he lived in the Royal Palace, and worked with unexampled activity at the reformation o f mathematics. He published 121 papers, some o f considerable length, in the Transactions o f the Academy, the mathematical work o f which he superintended after the death o f Maupertuis.
A History of Science, Technology, and Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century by A Wolf