Mathematician:François Proth

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Mathematician

French farmer who was also a self-taught mathematician.

Known for his analysis of Proth numbers and Proth primes.

Formulated Gilbreath's Conjecture on successive differences of primes, $80$ years before Norman L. Gilbreath, but his proof was incorrect.


Nationality

French


History

  • Born: 1852
  • Died: 1879


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for François Proth can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for François Proth can be found here.


Publications