Karl Weierstrass - Curriculum Vitae

The Berlin mathematician Karl Weierstrass (1815-1897) made fundamental contributions to Complex Analysis, Algebra as well as Variational Methods. He is considered as one of the founders of the concept of "rigorous mathematical proof" in Analysis.

  • 1815/X/31 Born in Ostenfelde (Westfalia)
  • 1829-1834 Gymnasium Theodorianum in Paderborn
  • 1838 Studies in Münster
  • 1841 Trial year in Münster
  • 1842 Teacher in Deutsch-Krone (West Prussia) and Braunsberg (East Prussia)
  • 1854 Honorary doctorate of the University of Königsberg
  • 1856 Teacher at the Berlin Gewerbeinstitut (Inst. of Trade)
  • 1856/X Extraordinary professor at the Berlin University
  • 1856/XI Full member of the Berlin Academy
  • 1864 Full professor at the Berlin University
  • 1873/X-1874/X Rector of the Berlin University
  • 1894 First volume of Weierstrass's Works published
  • 1897/II/19 Died in Berlin
Karl Weierstrass