Ferdinand Gotthold

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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

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Comments (16)

Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  I have a hard time comprehending even the names of his accomplishments.

May 13, 2017 04:56 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm good at math when there is a dollar sign but what he did is far above my abilities.

May 13, 2017 04:58 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Ferdinand and his mathmatics were and remain way above my pay scale! Enjoy your day!

May 13, 2017 05:00 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Another one that was studied a long time ago!

Wonder what he would think of not using a slide rule or what more he would have established.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 13, 2017 05:38 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I never heard of this Einstein but impressive.

May 13, 2017 05:48 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It is amazing to me what these people did back in history

May 13, 2017 05:51 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning James Dray ,

Wow!! Just think what he could have accomplished if he lived another 20 years! He accomplished more than most in the short time he was alive.

May 13, 2017 05:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi James... can't say I ever heard about any of these Eisenstein formulas, but was happy to read about a fellow Prussian who contributed so much (even if I don't understand any of it).

May 13, 2017 06:13 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Haha, I recall his name from my teachings in math, but as I sit here today, I couldn't tell you what his work was about.

May 13, 2017 06:54 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James, 

His life was taken from the world much too young.  Who knows how far ahead the world of mathematics would have been...

May 13, 2017 08:28 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Since my father was a physics professor as one of his many endeavors, that was a name I knew that was bandied about in dinner conversations.  A

May 13, 2017 11:20 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- well, while I have no clue what it is he did, I'm very appreciative and in admiration of his life!  Have fun with the little round ones. 

May 13, 2017 02:24 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

James Dray  learned another Jeopardy question ..Math was never my great subject sad this man died so young .Just think what he could have accomplished

May 13, 2017 02:30 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My son has his master's degree in mathematics and he speaks a totally different language to me to try to explain things to me James Dray 

May 13, 2017 10:56 PM
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

Such an amazing man and did so much with his studies and life in his time.

Thank you for sharing.

Lauren Selinsky

May 14, 2017 02:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have an outstanding week.

May 14, 2017 04:39 AM