Friedrich Julius Richelot
|Friedrich Julius Richelot|
Portrait on Richelot's tombstone
|Born||6 November 1808|
|Died||31 March 1875 (aged 66)|
|Alma mater||University of Königsberg|
|Institutions||University of Königsberg|
|Doctoral advisor||Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi|
|Doctoral students||Joannes Meyer|
He was promoted in 1831 at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Königsberg with a dissertation on the division of the circle into 257 equal parts (see references) and was a professor there.
Richelot authored numerous publications in German, French and Latin, among them — with his 1832 dissertation — the first known guide to the Euclidean construction of the regular 257-gon with compass and straightedge.
He died in Königsberg in 1875.
- Kösener Korps-Listen 1910, 141, 8
- Friedrich Julius Richelot: De resolutione algebraica aequationis x257 = 1, sive de divisione circuli per bisectionem anguli septies repetitam in partes 257 inter se aequales commentatio coronata. In: Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik. Nr. 9, 1832, S. 1–26, 146–161, 209–230, und 337–358.