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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