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Pierre de Fermat

Born sometime between 1601 and 1607 and died on 12 Aug 1665, Pierre de Fermat was a French mathematician and lawyer. He is credited with making great contributions to mathematics, including number theory, calculus, analytic geometry, probability and optics.

He also discovered how to calculate a curved line's greatest and smallest ordinates. Pierre de Fermat is most recognized for what is now known as Fermat's Last Theorem, which states that three positive integers cannot satisfy the equation an + bn = cn if the value of n>2.

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