Mathematician:Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac

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Mathematician

Also known as Claude (Gaspar) Bachet.

First to discuss the solution of indeterminate equations by means of continued fractions.

First member to hold Seat 13 of the Académie Française.


Nationality

French


History

  • Born: 9 October 1581 in Bourg-en-Bresse, Savoy (now France)
  • Died: 26 February 1638 in Bourg-en-Bresse


Theorems and Definitions

Believed to have provided a proof of what is now known as Bézout's Identity.


Publications

  • 1612: Problèmes plaisans et delectables qui se font par les nombres, a collection of arithmetical tricks and questions
  • 1621: A translation from Greek to Latin of the Arithmetica of Diophantus. It was in the margin of this edition that Fermat stated his famous "last" theorem
  • 1624: Problèmes plaisans (2nd edition)

Les éléments arithmétiques, which exists in manuscript form


Sources