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Fermat, Pierre de

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

Nationality: French
Categories: Lawyers, Mathematicians

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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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