Eugène Charles Catalan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Eugène Charles Catalan


Date of Birth: 30-May-1814

Place of Birth: Bruges, Flemish Region, Belgium

Date of Death: 14-Feb-1894

Profession: mathematician, university teacher

Nationality: Belgium, France

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Eugène Charles Catalan

  • Eugène Charles Catalan (30 May 1814 – 14 February 1894) was a French and Belgian mathematician who worked on continued fractions, descriptive geometry, number theory and combinatorics.
  • His notable contributions included discovering a periodic minimal surface in the space R 3 {\displaystyle \mathbb {R} ^{3}} ; stating the famous Catalan's conjecture, which was eventually proved in 2002; and, introducing the Catalan numbers to solve a combinatorial problem.

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