Zeller, Christian

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Zeller, Christian Gender: M
Julius Christian Johannes Zeller
born on 24 June 1822 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 01°59' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°26 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 01°17'


German mathematician known for his congruence relation ("Zeller's congruence"), which was published in the Société Mathématique de France journal circa 1883.

Originally trained in mathematics, geography and theology, in 1874 Zeller became Director of the Seminary in Markgröningen and a girls' orphanage. In 1882 he became a member of the Société Mathématique de France. The following year, on 16 March 1883, he delivered a short account of his congruence relation (Zeller's congruence), which was published in the society's journal.

He was later awarded the Order of Friedrich, First Class, and the Ritterkreuz of Württemberg. He retired in 1898, and died in the following summer, on 31 May 1899 at age in 76 Cannstatt.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Retired 1898

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism entry (1822, page 53, no. 20).


  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Maths)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Zeller's congruence")