He went to the university of Leipzig as a student of philosophy and natural sciences, but entered officially as a student of medicine.
At Leipzig, GÃ¶ttingen and Halle he studied for four years, ultimately devoting himself to mathematics and astronomy.
Of Leipzig and 19 m.
Educated at Leipzig and Berlin, he became extraordinary professor in 1883 and ordinary professor in 1892 of Egyptology in the university of Berlin, and in 1885 he was appointed director of the Egyptian department of the royal museum.
Forster's Samtliche Werke appeared at Leipzig in 9 vols.