# Definition:Group/Historical Note

The term group was first used by Évariste Galois in $1832$, in the context of the solutions of polynomials in radicals. Augustin Louis Cauchy was also involved in this development.
The concept of the group as a purely abstract structure was introduced by Arthur Cayley in his $1854$ paper On the theory of groups.
The first one to formulate the set of axioms to define the structure of a group was Leopold Kronecker in $1870$.