Sophie Germain

Mathematician Sophie Germain Full Name: Sophie Germain [Marie-Sophie Germain]


Profession: Mathematician
Why Famous: One of the pioneers of elasticity theory, Germain won the grand prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences for her essay on the subject.

Her work on Fermat's Last Theorem provided a foundation for mathematicians exploring the subject for hundreds of years after.

Born: April 1, 1776
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

Died: June 27, 1831 (aged 55)

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