Index by Year of Birth
* 1816 Weimar/Germany
+ 1888 Jena/Germany
Carl Zeiss was a German scientific instrument maker,
optician and businessman
who founded the workshop of Carl Zeiss in 1846, which is still in
business today as Carl Zeiss AG.
Zeiss gathered a group of gifted practical and theoretical
opticians and glass makers
to reshape most aspects of optical instrument production.
His collaboration with Ernst
Abbe revolutionized optical theory and practical design of
Their quest to extend these advances brought Otto Schott into
the enterprises to revolutionize optical glass manufacture.
The firm of Carl Zeiss grew to one of the largest and most
respected optical firms in the world.
2021 J. Giesen