1601 – Fermat – bio

Pierre de Fermat was born in 1601 in France and was a mathematician. Fermat’s work on integrals paved the way for Newton and Liebnitz to create the foundation for calculus. Pascal and Fermat collaborated on the foundations of probability theory.

But Fermat may be most famous for a simple equation known as “Fermat’s Last Theorem”. Fermat claimed to have discovered a proof for this equation but never wrote it down. In 1994, Andrew Wiles submitted a paper which proved Fermat’s Last Theorem.

PRECURSOR:
-0570 – Pythagoras
-0287 – Archimedes
-0262 – Appolonius
0010 – Heron
0200 – Diophantus
1540 – Vieta
1564 – Galileo

CONCURRENT:
1588 – Mersenne
1596 – Descartes
1600 – Carcavi
1623 – Pascal
1629 – Huygens

SUBSEQUENT:
1643 – Newton
1646 – Leibnitz
1707 – Euler
1777 – Gauss

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