François Viète

Mathematician, Academic

1540 – 1603

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Who was François Viète?

François Viète, Seigneur de la Bigotière, was a French mathematician whose work on new algebra was an important step towards modern algebra, due to its innovative use of letters as parameters in equations. He was a lawyer by trade, and served as a privy councillor to both Henry III and Henry IV.

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Born
1540
Fontenay-le-Comte
Also known as
  • Francois Viete
Religion
  • Huguenot
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • University of Poitiers
Died
Feb 23, 1603
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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