Mathematician:Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac
First member to hold Seat 13 of the Académie Française.
- 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.
- 1612: Problèmes Plaisans et Delectables qui se font par les Nombres ("Pleasant and Delectable Problems that are done by Numbers")
- 1621: Diophanti Alexandrini Arithmeticorum: 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
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.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
- 1986: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Numbers ... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence
- 1992: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Puzzles ... (previous) ... (next): Bachet
- 1997: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Numbers (2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence