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Abel, Niels Henrik (Abel, Niels Henrik)

Born: 1802 AD
Died: 1829 AD, at 26 years of age.

Nationality: Norwegian
Categories: Mathematicians


1802 - He was born on the 5th of August in Nedstrand, Norway.

1815 - He entered the cathedral school at Christiania.

1818 - He gave proof of his mathematical genius by his brilliant solutions of the original problems proposed

             by Bernt Holmboe.

1821 - He entered Royal Frederick University with a little help from the pension given by the state.

1824 - His first notable work was a proof of the impossibility of solving the quintic equation by radicals.

1825 - State sponsorship enabled him to visit Germany and France.

1826 - He moved to Paris and during a ten-month stay he met the leading mathematicians of France.

1829 - He died on the 6th of April due to tuberculosis at Froland, Norway.


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