Karl Eduard Zetzsche

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Karl Eduard Zetzsche (March 11, 1830 Altenberg – April 18, 1894 Dresden) was a German mathematician and physicist.


He studied in Dresden and Vienna, and in 1856 entered the Austrian telegraph service. In 1858, he became teacher in the industrial high school at Chemnitz, and in 1876 professor of telegraphy in the Polytechnic Institute at Dresden. In 1880, he was appointed telegraph engineer in the Imperial Post Office at Berlin, and in 1887 retired from public service.


  • Die Kopiertelegraphen, Typendrucktelegraphen und die Doppeltelegraphie (1865)
  • Die elektrischen Telegraphen (1860)
  • Katechismus der elektrischen Telegraphie (6th ed., 1883)
  • Abriss der Geschichte der elektrischen Telegraphie (1874)
  • Die Entwickelung der antomatischen Telegraphie (1875)
  • Handbuch der elektrischen Telegraphie (together with Frölich, Henneberg, and Kohlfürst) (1877–1895)


Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 

External links[edit]

Wilhelm Heß (1900), "Zetzsche, Karl Eduard", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 45, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 119–121