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Pierre de Fermat

Pierre de Fermat was born in the early 1600's and died in 1665. Pierre was a French lawyer by profession, but, he is best remembered for his pioneering of infinitesimal calculus. Many of Pierre de Fermat's theories are in debate as to whether he should be given credit. However, this is only because Pierre de Fermat's theories could not be proven successfully conclusive until many years later as mathematics were more fully developed. ... show more

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Pierre de Fermat was a great mathematician even though it wasn't his profession.
Feb 13, 2012 9:13 pm reply
Photo taken at Castres County, France
Pierre de Fermat

Pierre de Fermat

Mini-biography
Born: Aug 17, 1601
Died: unknown
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