Heine, Eduard

BORN 18 Mar 1821, Berlin - DIED 21 Oct 1881, Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt
BIRTH NAME Heine, Heinrich Eduard
GRAVE LOCATION Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt: Stadtgottesacker

Eduard Heine was the son of the banker Karl Heinrich Heine. His mother's maiden name was Märtens. He studied mathematics and many other subjects in Göttingen, Königsberg and Berlin and was promoted in Berlin 1842. In Göttingen he was taught by Carl Friedrich Gauss and Moritz Stern and in Berlin Dirichlet was among his teachers. In 1848 he obtained a position as extraordinary professor in Bonn. He married Sophie Wolff, the daughter of a merchant, in 1850. They had five children.

In 1856 he move to Halle where he became a full professor. In 1863 he was admitted to the Prussian Academy of Science. From 1864 to 1865 he was the rector of the university. In 1875 he rejected an offer from the University of Göttingen and stayed in Halle. He received the Gauss Medal for his research in 1877.

• Daughter: Heine, Anselma

Related persons
• was pupil of Dirichlet, Peter Gustave Lejeune
• was pupil of Gauss, Carl Friedrich


The grave of Eduard Heine at the Stadtgottesacker, Halle.
Picture by Androom (05 Aug 2016)


Eduard Heine – Wikipedia

Heine, Heinrich

Published: 17 Nov 2022
Last update: 17 Nov 2022