Forster's Samtliche Werke appeared at Leipzig in 9 vols.
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.
In 1815 he settled at Leipzig as privatdocent, and the next year became extraordinary professor of astronomy in connexion with the university.
He was educated at Gottingen and Leipzig.