Portrait of famous mathematician to be printed on 2 euro coins
The portrait of the world-famous mathematician Konstantinos Karatheodoris, who also has a museum in Komotini and whose roots go back to Thrace, will appear on the newly minted 2 euro coins. It was stated that the decision was taken due to the 150th anniversary of Karatheodoris's birth.
Konstandinos Karatheodoris, whose father was from the village of New Visa (Nea Vissa) in Western Thrace, or the Bosnian village of Edirne, was born in Berlin in 1873 as an Ottoman citizen. Karatodoris, whose father was the Ottoman ambassador to Brussels, grew up in Brussels.
Karatheodoris, who is stated to have been the teacher of the famous scientist Albert Einstein, took on the rector of the Ionian University, which was established in Izmir during the occupation years, following the call of Eleftherios Venizelos. Karatheodoris, who has carried out many studies in the field of mathematics, worked as an academician at many universities in Germany.
Karatodoris spoke Greek, German, Turkish, Italian, French and English.