Leonhard Euler wrote over 1100 books and papers and left so much unpublished work that it took 47 years after he died for all his work to be

published. During his life his papers accumulated so quickly that he kept a large pile of

articles awaiting publication. The

Berlin Academy published the papers on top of this pile so later results were often published before results they depended on or superseded. Euler had 13 children and was able to continue his work while a child or two bounced on his knees. He was

blind for the last 17 years of his life, but because of his fantastic memory this did not diminish his matematical output. The project of publishing his collected works, undertaken by the

Swiss Society of Natural Science, is still going on and will require more than 75 volumes.

The correct pronunciation of Leonhard Euler's last name sounds like oiler.

Sources: __Interactive Real Analysis__, Encyclopedia Britannica, __Discrete Math and Its Applications__