Person: Galois, Évariste


Évariste Galois was a French mathematician who produced a method of determining when a general equation could be solved by radicals and is famous for his development of early group theory. He died very young after fighting a duel.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 25 October 1811, Bourg La Reine (near Paris), France. Died 31 May 1832, Paris, France.

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Algebra, Group Theory

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive