Gotthold Ferdinand Eisenstein (1823-1852) was one of the brilliant mathematicians of the
nineteenth century. The main goal of this article is to give a translation – from German into
English – of a Curriculum Vita that he wrote at age twenty, as part of his application for the
Examination of General Maturity for University Entrance (Abitur). This has often been
referred to as his autobiography. Some additional biographical information is also given,
with the aim of providing some further insights into his life and character in general.
Schmitz, M. (2004), The life of Gotthold Ferdinand Eisenstein, Research Letters in the Information and Mathematical Sciences, 6, 1-13