Carl Zeiss Edit Profile
He completed the sixth form at the Weimar Gymnasium.
He traveled and worked in places such as Vienna, Berlin, Stuttgart and Darmstadt, as was customary for one's education in those days.
Zeiss established a workshop in 1846 in Jena, where he manufactured magnifying glasses and microscopes. He began to make compound microscopes in 1858, a wasteful and time-consuming task at that time. Ernst Abbe was enlisted to develop the required optics to ease the process, which he achieved in 1871, guaranteeing the worldwide fame of Zeiss. In 1880 Abbe began to help Friedrich Otto Schott develop a technique for making optical glass, and in 1884 the Glass Technical Laboratory of Schott & Genossen at Jena was established. Abbe, - a partner in the Zeiss works, Schott and Zeiss (with his son Rodench) each owned a third of the firm, which became the world's most famous producer of glass for photo lenses. In 1886, Zeiss hired Paul Rudolph, who developed anastigmat lenses for the company.