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de Moivre, Abraham

[duh mwahvruh]

(1667--1754)

Mathematician, born in Vitry, NE France. A Protestant, he moved to England in c.1686, and supported himself by teaching. His principal work is The Doctrine of Chances (1718) on probability theory, but he is best remembered for the fundamental formula on complex numbers known as de Moivre's theorem.


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