Born in Basel in 1710

magister with Euler

He became a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1732.

He took over his father's chair in Basel, having won the Prize of the Paris Academy on four occasions.

Furthered the publishing of his father's works as Opera Omnia.

His specialities were heat and light

married Susanna König

In 1756, Maupertuis left Berlin and stayed with Johann for the next three years until he dies in 1759.

In 1782, when Daniel died, Johann became one of the eight foreign memebrs of the Paris Academy.

Paris Academy Prize He won the prize four times

  • 1736 : Fortplanzung des Lichts
  • 1737 : Design of anchor, he won one of three sections to the prize
  • 1741 : constructed a capstan
  • 1746 : magnetism, with Daniel; shared with two others (Euler, Du Tour)

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