Évariste Galois Biography
(Mathematician)
Birthday: October 25, 1811 (Scorpio)
Born In: Bourg-la-Reine, French Empire
Evariste Galois was one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. The ingenious mathematician died young; he lived a tragic but inspirational life. Regarded all over the world as the ‘Pioneer of Modern Algebra’, he laid the foundations of group theory, and continuously worked on abstract algebra, breaking numerous conventions to solve a long-standing, 350-year-old problem relating to polynomials. Possessing tremendous calibre and formidable brilliance, it is really unfortunate that he met his end at the young age of 20 in a duel. Known as a hopeless romantic, with a republican political background, his work was often met with resistance and was never acclaimed until after his death. Some considered him simply a political agitator and many of his caretakers and professors failed to understand his acuity and considered many of his theories incomprehensible. Yet perseverance led him on;with determination he proved the possibility of solving general quintic equations and polynomial equations of higher degree. His mastery in research and logical reasoning has consolidated his position in the field of mathematics.