Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in a boat in a storm

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in a boat in a storm

H412/0262 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 45.9MB

Downloadable file size: 4.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gottfried Liebniz. Engraving of Gottfried Wilhelm Liebniz (1646-1716), German mathematician and philosopher, praying in a boat during a storm in 1689. The incident occurred as Leibniz (or Leibnitz) was travelling from Venice, Italy, to the island of Mesola in the Adriatic Sea. When a violent storm arose the superstitious crew thought that Leibniz had caused it by displeasing God. They agreed to throw him overboard but Leibniz, who had a wide range of knowledge, understood Italian and quickly began praying. This caused the crew to change their mind and Leibniz survived. He was in Italy collecting material on the family history of his patron, the Duke of Brunswick.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: art, boat, gottfried wilhelm, leibniz, mathematician, portraits, scientist incident, sea storm, storm at sea, surname l

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.