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Jacobi, Karl Gustav

Jacobi, Karl Gustav (1804-51), an able mathematician of Jewish parentage, was a native of Potsdam. He graduated at Berlin, and held professorships at Konigsberg from 1827 to 1842. He was author of Fundamenta Nova Theoriae Functionum Ellipticarum (1829), and published many important contributions to mathematical science in Crelle's Journal. He was one of the founders of the theory of determinants. He died a royal pensioner at Berlin.