Mathematician:Paul Friedrich Wolfskehl
German physician with an interest in mathematics.
He bequeathed $100\,000$ marks (equivalent to $£ 1\,000\,000$ pounds in $1997$ money) to the first person to prove Fermat's Last Theorem.
By the time the prize was finally awarded to Andrew John Wiles on $27$ June $1997$, the monetary value of the award had dwindled to $£30\,000$.
- Born: 30 June 1856 in Darmstadt
- Died: 13 September 1906 in Darmstadt