Niels Henrik Abel
Niels Henrik Abel was born on August 5, 1802 in Nedstrand, Norway and died on April 6, 1829 in Froland, Norway.
He demonstrated that the general quintic equation ax5 + bx4 + cx3 + dx2 + ex +f= 0 could not be solved algebraically.
His other work covered elliptic functions, integral equations, infinite series, and the binomial theorem.
He lived a life of poverty and ill-health, dying of tuberculosis shortly before the arrival of an offer of a position at the University of Berlin.
Why is Niels Henrik Abel famous?
Niels Henrik Abel was famous for proving the impossibility of solving the quintic equation in radicals.
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