Epstein, Paul

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Epstein, Paul Gender: M
born on 24 July 1871 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 01°01' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°23 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 06°35'


German mathematician known for his contributions to number theory, in particular the Epstein zeta function.

Epstein was brought up in Frankfurt, where his father was a professor. He received his PhD in 1895 from the University of Strasbourg. From 1895 to 1918 he was a Privatdozent at the University in Strasbourg, which at that time was part of the German Empire. At the end of World War I the city of Strasbourg reverted to France, and Epstein, being German, had to return to Frankfurt.

Epstein was appointed to a non-tenured post at the university and he lectured in Frankfurt from 1919. Later he was appointed professor at Frankfurt. However, after the Nazis came to power in Germany he lost his university position. Because of his age he was unable to find a new position abroad, and finally committed suicide by barbital overdose on 11 August 1939 at Dornbusch, fearing Gestapo torture because he was a Jew.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Suicide 11 August 1939 (Barbital overdose, age 68)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Epstein zeta function)