Johann Samuel Kφnig
(31 Jul 1712 - 21 Aug 1757)
Quotes by others about Johann Samuel Kφnig (1)
Daniel Bernoulli used to tell two little adventures, which he said had given him more pleasure than all the other honours he had received. Travelling with a learned stranger, who, being pleased with his conversation, asked his name; I am Daniel Bernoulli, answered he with great modesty; and I, said the stranger (who thought he meant to laugh at him) am Isaac Newton. Another time, having to dine with the celebrated Koenig, the mathematician, who boasted, with some degree of self-complacency, of a difficult problem he had solved with much trouble, Bernoulli went on doing the honours of his table, and when they went to drink coffee he presented Koenig with a solution of the problem more elegant than his own.