Christian Goldbach (March 18, 1690 - November 20, 1764), was a Prussian mathematician, who was born in Królewiec (Königsberg), in Prussia, as son of a pastor. Goldbach studied law and mathematics. He traveled widely throughout Europe and met with many famous mathematicians, such as Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, and Nicholas I Bernoulli. Goldbach went to work at the newly opened St Petersburg Academy of Sciences and became tutor to the later Tsar Peter II.
Goldbach did important work in the mathematical field. He is remembered today for Goldbach's conjecture.
- O'Connor, John J., and Edmund F. Robertson. "Christian Goldbach". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.