# Gotthold Eisenstein (Mathematician)

*Not Einstein!

**Ferdinand Gotthold Max Eisenstein** (16 April 1823 – 11 October 1852) was a German mathematician. He specialized in number theory and analysis, and proved several results that eluded even Gauss. Like Galois and Abel before him, Eisenstein died before the age of 30. He was born and died in Berlin, Prussia.

Gauss … in conversation once remarked that,

there had been only three epoch-making mathematicians: Archimedes, Newton, and Eisenstein.