# April 16, 1823 – October 11, 1852

Ferdinand Gotthold Max Eisenstein (16 April 1823 – 11 October 1852) was a German mathematician.

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There have been only three epoch-making mathematicians: Archimedes, Newton, and Eisenstein.

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— Carl Friedrich Gauss, as quoted in *Mathematics, Queen and Servant of Science* (1951) by Eric Temple Bell
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As any reader of Eisenstein must realise, he felt hard pressed for time during the whole of his short mathematical career... His papers, although brilliantly conceived, must have been written by fits and starts, with the details worked out only as the occasion arose; sometimes a development is cut short, only to be taken up again at a later stage.

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— André Weil in *Elliptic functions according to Eisenstein and Kronecker* (1999)
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As Eisenstein shows, his method for constructing elliptic functions applies beautifully to the simpler case of trigonometric functions. Moreover, this case provides not merely an illuminating introduction to his theory, but also the simplest proofs for a series of results, originally discussed by Euler.

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— André Weil in *Elliptic functions according to Eisenstein and Kronecker* (1999)
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Looking back from today's vantage, Eisenstein's mathematics appear to us more up to date than ever. It is not so much the harvest of theorems, nor the creation of full-fledged theories, but the way of looking at things which amazes us...

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— Norbert Schappacher in *Mathematics in Berlin* (1998)
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