For some reason in the maths world, it is common practice to name formulas, constants, theorems etc. after him, even though he had no direct involvement in them. However, he did discover quite a good number of them though.
There are a few interesting things about Euler that is relevant to the posts in this blog.
For one thing, he was a believer. He also believed in Biblical inerrancy and engaged in apologetics.
Now it is not known whether or not he was Reformed or was a Lutheran. Assuming he was Reformed and not Lutheran, just to show how he is respected, even the Lutheran Church has a date when they celebrate him. He is listed in their calendar of saints. His day is 24 May.
What can we conclude? If Euler was Reformed, then he would be one of the few people that Lutherans honor from that camp. That is not a small thing, that is saying a lot if you know what I mean!
Lastly, Euler in the course of his life became blind some 15+ years before his death. Yet, even at that, he continued to do his work.
So, what is my excuse? What is yours?