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31/05/1832 Mathematician Évariste Galois dies in a pistol duel


Galois: Biography of a Great Thinker


Evariste Galois a documentary


MathHistory21: Galois theory I

He is known for his contributions to the part of higher algebra known as group theory. His theory solved many long-standing unanswered questions, including the impossibility of trisecting the angle and squaring the circle. The night before the duel Galois wrote notes about a theory of algebraic functions, which had to wait for discovery another 40 years.
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