## Most recent change of Galois

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Evariste Galois (1811 - 1832) is most famous for his contributions

to group theory. His work produced a method of determining when a

general equation could be solved by radicals, answering the question

about the general solution to the quintic equation.

about the general solution to the quintic equation. This method and

the area of mathematics it gave rise to are known as Galois theory.

He also died in a deliberately provoked, politically motivated duel.

He was 21, and spent his last night scribbling everything he could

think of. In the margins, over and over again he wrote "There is no time!"

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One of the Famous People on this site.