Mathematician:Bernard Frénicle de Bessy
French mathematician who wrote numerous mathematical papers, mainly in number theory and combinatorics.
Described all $880$ essentially different normal magic squares of order $4$.
Invented the Frénicle standard form, a standard representation of magic squares
Solved many problems created by Pierre de Fermat.
Discovered the cube property of the number $1729$ (Ramanujan number), later referred to as a taxicab number.
A member of the informal Académie Parisienne.
- Born: c. 1604 in Paris, France
- Died: 1674 in Paris, France
Theorems and Definitions
- 1693: Des quarrez ou tables magiques, a treatise on magic squares
- 1693: La Méthode des exclusions
Also known as
Generally known as Frénicle.
Some sources report his name without the accent: Frenicle.