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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!"
One of the Famous People on this site.