Ferdinand Gotthold was born in Berlin, Prussia back in 1823 to Johan and Helene. Even at an early age his talent was remarkable which of course is the rest of the story.
His health was another matter suffering for various health issues throughout his life one of which was meningitis. In 1837, he enrolled at the Gymnasium at 14, by the following year he had learned all the material taught at the school. he left for a short time with his mother taking a trip to England. In 1844, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Breslau. In 1847, he taught at the university. Sadly, he died in 1852 from tuberculosis, he was 29.
What he did in five years from 1847-1852 is nothing short of amazing. For you, math people I’m writing about Ferdinand Gotthold Max Eisenstein. His accomplishments in the field of mathematics include Eisenstein’s criterion, Eisenstein ideal, Eisenstein’s integer and Eisenstein’s prime just to name a few. his specialty was quadratic partitions of prime number and reciprocity laws. Whatever the heck that means. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket