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Evariste Galois

(1811—1832) French mathematician


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(1811–32)

French mathematician who had made major contributions to the theory of equations before he died at the age of 20, shot in a duel. His work developed the necessary group theory to deal with the question of whether an equation can be solved algebraically. He spent the night before the duel writing a letter containing notes of his discoveries.

Subjects: Mathematics.


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