Évariste Galois

Mathematician, Academic

1811 – 1832

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Who was Évariste Galois?

Évariste Galois was a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a long-standing problem. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory and group theory, two major branches of abstract algebra, and the subfield of Galois connections. He was the first to use the word "group" as a technical term in mathematics to represent a group of permutations. A radical Republican during the monarchy of Louis Philippe in France, he died from wounds suffered in a duel under questionable circumstances at the age of twenty.

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Born
Oct 25, 1811
Bourg-la-Reine
Also known as
  • Evariste Galois
Ethnicity
  • French people
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • École Normale Supérieure
  • Lycée Louis-le-Grand
Died
May 31, 1832
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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