Pierre de Fermat, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pierre de Fermat

French mathematician and lawyer

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0001

Place of Birth: Beaumont-de-Lomagne, Occitania, France

Date of Death: 12-Jan-1665

Profession: judge, lawyer, mathematician

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Pierre de Fermat

  • Pierre de Fermat (French: [pj??? d? f??ma]) (between 31 October and 6 December 1607 – 12 January 1665) was a French lawyer at the Parlement of Toulouse, France, and a mathematician who is given credit for early developments that led to infinitesimal calculus, including his technique of adequality.
  • In particular, he is recognized for his discovery of an original method of finding the greatest and the smallest ordinates of curved lines, which is analogous to that of differential calculus, then unknown, and his research into number theory.
  • He made notable contributions to analytic geometry, probability, and optics.
  • He is best known for his Fermat's principle for light propagation and his Fermat's Last Theorem in number theory, which he described in a note at the margin of a copy of Diophantus' Arithmetica.

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