The city also contains numerous excellent educational establishments, although the state university is not here but at Tubingen, and its conservatorium of music has long been renowned.
From 1857 to 1861 he studied at Tubingen under F.
He then entered the ministry, became repetent at Tubingen, and for a short time held a pastorate at Heilbronn (1868).
He was afterwards appointed professor ordinarius of philosophy at Kiel (1873), and in 1878 he was elected to the philosophical chair at Tubingen.
He was then appointed to the ordinary chair of mathematics successively at Basel (1863), Tubingen (1865) and Leipzig (1868).