Photograph of Leo Königsberger, 1886
15 October 1837|
|Died||15 December 1921
|Institutions||University of Heidelberg
University of Vienna
|Alma mater||University of Berlin|
|Doctoral advisor||Karl Weierstrass
|Doctoral students||Karl Bopp
Georg Alexander Pick
Leo Königsberger (15 October 1837 – 15 December 1921) was a German mathematician, and historian of science. He is best known for his three-volume biography of Hermann von Helmholtz, which remains the standard reference on the subject.
Königsberger was born in Posen (now Poznań, Poland), the son of a successful merchant. He studied at the University of Berlin with Karl Weierstrass, where he taught mathematics and physics (1860–64). He taught at the University of Greifswald (assistant professor, 1864–66; professor, 1866–69), the University of Heidelberg (1869–75), the Technische Universität Dresden (1875-77), and the University of Vienna (1877–84) before returning to Heidelberg in 1884, where remained until his retirement in 1914.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Leo Königsberger", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- Leo Königsberger at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Mathematical publications from the University of Heidelberg.
- Complete text of autobiography (in German) from the University of Heidelberg.
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