# Egor Zolotarev

Date of Birth: 04/12/1847

Age: 31

Place of birth: St. Petersburg

Citizenship: Russia

**Background**

Egor Ivanovich Zolotarev (1847, St. Petersburg -1878) - Russian mathematician.

First, he studied in the fifth high school, and then at St. Petersburg University, where he graduated from the course a candidate in 1867 for the essay "On a question about the least quantities", already in 1868 he was appointed assistant professor.

Next year, for the essay "On an indeterminate equation of 3rd degree", awarded the scientific degree of Master of Pure Mathematics. Both works have found remarkable abilities of young scientists, but they later appeared even more. So, in 1872 Zolotarev gave a proof based on the theory of elliptic functions, for the method of Chebyshev crucial question of the integrability of some algebraic differentials in finite form.

Then, together with Professor Korkin, Zolotarev undertook research on the exact limit for minimum`a positive quadratic forms, the results of which are set out in three memoirs, published in the journal