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Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
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educated at: Humboldt University of Berlin
occupation: mathematician, university teacher
award received: Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Grand prix des sciences mathématiques, Foreign Member of the Royal Society
Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (; German: [jaˈkoːbi]; 10 December 1804 – 18 February 1851) was a German mathematician who made fundamental contributions to elliptic functions, dynamics, differential equations, determinants, and number theory. His name is occasionally written as Carolus Gustavus Iacobus Iacobi in his Latin books, and his first name is sometimes given as Karl.
Jacobi was the first Jewish mathematician to be appointed professor at a German university.
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