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Pierre de Fermat
Pierre de Fermat
Born17 August 1601 or 1607[1]
Beaumont-de-Lomagne, Fraunce
Dee'd(1665-01-12)12 Januar 1665
(aged 63 or 57)
Castres, Fraunce
Alma materVarsity o Orléans (LL.B., 1626)
Kent forSee full leet
Nummer theory
Analytic geometry
Fermat's principle
Fermat's Last Theorem
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics an Law
InfluencesFrançois Viète, Gerolamo Cardano, Diophantus

Pierre de Fermat (French: [pjɛːʁ dəfɛʁma]; 17[2] August 1601 (or 1607) – 12 Januar 1665) wis a French lawyer at the Parlement o Toulouse, Fraunce, an a mathematician that is gien credit for early developments that led tae infinitesimal calculus, includin his technique o adequality.


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  1. "Pierre de Fermat". The Mactutor History of Mathematics. Archived frae the original on 6 November 2013. Retrieved 29 Mey 2013.
  2. Křížek, M.; Luca, Florian; Somer, Lawrence (2001). 17 lectures on Fermat numbers: from number theory to geometry. CMS books in mathematics. Springer. p. v. ISBN 978-0-387-95332-8.