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de Moivre, Abraham (1667–1754)

Abraham de Moivre

Abraham de Moivre was a French-born English mathematician who founded analytical trigonometry and stated what has become known as de Moivre's theorem. He also worked on probability theory and the normal distribution, and was a good friend of Isaac Newton. In 1698 he wrote that the theorem had been known to Newton as early as 1676.