Mathematician:Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac

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Mathematician

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

Les Éléments Arithmétiques, which exists in manuscript form


Also known as

Also known as Claude Bachet or Claude-Gaspar Bachet, with or without the hyphen.


Sources