Person: Hindenburg, Carl Friedrich
Carl Friedrich Hindenburg published a series of works on combinatorial mathematics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Hindenburg entered the University of Leipzig in 1757 but at this stage his interests were not focused on mathematics, rather he was interested in a wide range of subjects.
 Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, whose whole career was spent at the University of Leipzig, had been promoted to professor there six years before Hindenburg entered the university.
 Gellert, who tutored Hindenburg, arranged with him that he should take on the task of accompanying a student named Schönborn through his education.
 This was an important event for Hindenburg for Schönborn's increasing interest in mathematics took Hindenburg in that direction too.
 As well as at Leipzig, Schönborn studied at Göttingen and while he was there Hindenburg became a friend of Kästner, who had himself taught at Leipzig earlier in his career.
 Through this Hindenburg did not neglect his own studies and he was awarded a Master's degree from the University of Leipzig in 1771 and appointed as a Privatdozent there in that year.
 Even before his appointment as a Privatdozent, Hindenburg had published articles but these were not in mathematics.
 Hindenburg published a series of works on combinatorial mathematics, in particular probability, series and formulae for higher differentials.
 Hindenburg hoped for combinatorial operations to have the same importance as those of arithmetic, algebra and analysis but his expectations were not realised.
 Although essentially forgotten now, Hindenburg's combinatorics was very fashionable 1800 although it is now clear that its importance being much overestimated.
 It would be too easy to dismiss Hindenburg's combinatorics, however, for they had some important consequences.
 In 1781 Hindenburg was appointed as professor of philosophy in the University of Leipzig.
 It was not only for his school of combinatorial analysis that Hindenburg is famous.
Born 13 July 1741, Dresden, Germany. Died 17 March 1808, Leipzig, Germany.
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