Peirre De Fermat

Birthdate Aug 17 1601
Born in Beaumont de Lomanage
Occupation Mathematician
Probability, Calculus "ameteur"
Relationship Nuthin So CHAT ME UP (:
My life I

Fermat was born at Beaumont de Lomonage, north-west of Touluse .The late mansion where I was born in Beaumont de Lomanage is now a museum. My father was a wealthy leather man and second consul of Beaumont-de-Lomagne. I had a brother and two sisters and was almost certainly brought up in the place where I was born. There is little evidence concerning my school education, but it may have been at the local France monastery.

I attended the University of Toluse before moving to Bordeaux in the second half of the 1620s. In Bordeaux I began my first serious mathematical researches and in 1629 I gave a copy of his restoration of Plane loci to one of the mathematicians there. In Bordeaux I was in contact with Beaugrand and during this time I produced important work on maxima and minima which I gave to Espagnet who shared mathematical interests with me. There I became influenced by Vieta.

From Bordeaux I went to Orléans where I studied law at the University. I received a degree in civil law before, in 1631, receiving the title of counceler at the High Court of Judicature in Toulouse, which I held for the rest of my life. Due to the office I now held he became entitled to change my name from Pierre Fermat to Pierre de Fermat. In in Latin, Greek, Italian, and Spanish, I oddely was praised for my written verse in several languages, and my advice was sought by the Greek texts.

I communicated most of my work in letters to friends, often with little or no proof of my theorems but i knew what they were . This allowed me to preserve my status as an "amateur" while gaining the recognition I desired. This led to fights with fellow people such as Descartes and Wallis. I had a close relationship with Pascal.

Fermat's Last Theorem states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than two.





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