Abraham Gotthelf Kästner

Mathematician, Academic

1719 – 1800

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Who was Abraham Gotthelf Kästner?

Abraham Gotthelf Kästner was a German mathematician and epigrammatist.

He was known in his professional life for writing textbooks and compiling encyclopedias rather than for original research. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was one of his doctoral students, and admired the man greatly. He became most well known for his epigrammatic poems. The crater Kästner on the Moon is named after him.

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Born
Sep 27, 1719
Leipzig
Also known as
  • Abraham Gotthelf Kastner
Religion
  • Lutheranism
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Leipzig
Employment
  • University of Leipzig
Lived in
  • Germany
Died
Jun 20, 1800
Göttingen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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