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Karl Weierstrass was born October 31 in 1815 in the family of an official in Ostenfeld. Graduating with honors from high school at age 19, at the insistence of his father entered the law faculty of the University of Bonn. But leaving the University, he entered the Munster Academy. And in 25 years in the examination paper on the theory of elliptic functions marked the beginning of future discoveries, and in the next paper introduced the concept of uniform convergence and rigorous theory of convergence.
After working as a teacher at the Academy of Catholic Provincial gymnasia, which in addition to mathematics, gave lessons in physics, botany, geography, history, German language, calligraphy and gymnastics.
Over article on Abelian functions in 1854 he was awarded an honorary doctorate without dissertation defense. After Weierstrass worked as extraordinary professor at Berlin University. At the same time he was elected a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences.
Weierstrass's international reputation has grown quickly. He was elected a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, corresponding member of the Paris Academy of Sciences. The anniversary — the 70th anniversary of the famous mathematician solemnly observed on a European scale.
Acquainted with the , fell in love with her for life (he never married). Strong shock associated with sudden death Kowalewski undermined his health.
After a long illness February 19 in 1897, Karl Weierstrass died in Berlin.
name is Weierstrass Mathematics Institute in Berlin, as well as in his honor named a crater on the moon.