- Pierre de [pyer duh] /pyɛr də/, 1601–65, French mathematician.
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He was a friend of Mydorge and Descartes, but an opponent of Fermat.
It was issued as a challenge by Fermat to the English mathematicians of his day.Amusements in Mathematics
Henry Ernest Dudeney
From the time when Pascal and Fermat established its first principles, it has rendered most important daily services.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2
Charles Dudley Warner
Fermat's works should be consulted in connection with the early history of this theorem.
His genius in the theory of numbers was probably never excelled except by Fermat.
- Pierre de (pjɛr də). 1601–65, French mathematician, regarded as the founder of the modern theory of numbers. He studied the properties of whole numbers and, with Pascal, investigated the theory of probability
- French mathematician who is best known for his work on probability and on the properties of numbers. He formulated Fermat's last theorem, which remained unsolved for over three hundred years.