Pierre de Fermat
 

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Birth name  Pierre de Fermat 
Date of Birth  August 17, 1601 
Date of Death  January 12, 1665 
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Nationality  French 
Hair colour  Grey 
Eye colour  Blue 
Pierre de Fermat was a French mathematician of the 17th century. He is credited with infinitesimal calculus and the pioneering of the concept of probability.
Early Years[edit  edit source]
Fermat was born at the beginning of the 17th century. He first attained a degree in law before moving to Bordeaux and beginning his mathematical career.
Middle Years[edit  edit source]
In his middle years, Fermat worked on the concept of minima and maxima and produced Fermat's little theorem. He also studied infinitesimal calculus and the ideas of the Greeks such as perfect numbers and amicable numbers. Fermat also created a polygonal number theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem of which his proofs for were never found, even though he claimed to have found proofs for them. Certain mathematicians such as Gauss doubted his claims. Also, his propositions were not found until after his death.
Later Years[edit  edit source]
In Fermat's later years, he studied the concept of probability with Blaise Pascal. He demonstrated the probability involved in throwing a die. Fermat died in 1665.