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Fermat, Pierre de

Born: 1601 AD
Died: 1665 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Lawyers, Mathematicians


1601 - Fermat was born in Toulous, France on the 17th of August.


1621 - He created Fermat's theorem after studying Pell's equation.


1625 - He created the principle of infinite descent and Fermat's factorization method.


1628 - He created the two-square theorem, and the polygonal number theorem.


1632 - He was the first to evaluate the integral of general power functions.


1665 - He died in Castres on the 12th of January.


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