Pierre de Fermat is a French mathematician, one of the founders of analytic geometry, calculus, probability theory and number theory. His most famous contribution in mathematics is Fermat's Great Theorem. In this paper a biography we will discuss his life history, mathematical discoveries and the benefits of these discoveries to humankind.
Pierre de Fermat was born August 17, 1601 in the Gascon town of Beaumont-de-Lomagne (Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France). His father, Dominic Fermat, was a prosperous merchant, the second city consul; mother, Claire de Long - teacher of mathematics. In the family, in addition to Pierre, were another son and Continue reading...