At the outbreak of the Seven Years' War in 1756, Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) was a successful and prolific scholar at the Berlin Academy of Sciences, well on his way to producing many significant contributions to 18th century science and mathematics. However, once the war began his opportunities were sharply curtailed. Most of the war did not go well for Prussia, and Euler's place in the midst of this conflict limited his ability to publish his work. With the Euler Archive available online, Gustaf Eneström's index may be analyzed more deeply to uncover the effects of the conflict on Euler's life and work. In particular, we will see how Euler relied on his ties to the St. Petersburg Academy to present his work to the world.
Tou, Erik R.
"Euler in Wartime: Publishing in the Seven Years' War,"
Euleriana: 1(1), p. 144, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/euleriana/vol1/iss1/10