C. L. Lehmus biography

C. L. Lehmus

Mathematician, Deceased Person

1780 – 1863

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Who was C. L. Lehmus?

Daniel Christian Ludolph Lehmus was a Germanmathematician, who is today best remembered for the Steiner–Lehmus theorem, that was named after him.

Lehmus was the grandson of the German poet Johann Adam Lehmus. His father Christian Balthasar Lehmus was a science teacher and director of a gymnasium in Soest, as such he took it upon himself to school his son. From 1799 to 1802 Lehmus studied at universities of Erlangen and Jena. In 1803 he went to Berlin, where he was giving private lectures in mathematics and pursued further studies at the university, which awarded him a PhD in 1811. From December 18, 1813 to Easter 1815 Lehmus was employed as a lecturer by the university, but in 1814 he became a teacher for math and science at the Hauptbergwerks-Eleven-Institut in Berlin as well. In 1826 he also assumed a teaching position at the Königlichen Artillerie- und Ingenieurschule and was granted the title of a professor at that school in 1827. In 1836 he was awarded the Order of the Red Eagle. In addition to his two teaching positions Lehmus was giving lectures at the university until 1837 as well.

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Born
Jul 7, 1780
Soest
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Died
Jan 18, 1863
Berlin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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