This, ladies and gentlemen, is the father of the calculus. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. A man who drove Newton a little mad becuase the two managed to make very similar mathmatical discoveries within a very close timeframe causing Newton to believe that Liebniz had ripped him off.
Fashion is a funny thing. Is there anyone out there who looks at this photo and thinks “mathmatical genius?” Or do you all look at this photo and think “bemused man wearing a gigantic hairy butt on his head,” like I do?
It has to be a wig. Right? There’s no way this guy could have grown, managed, styled and maintained THAT on top of his head and still have time left over in his day to simple addition not to mention discovering calculus.