de Moivre, Abraham (1667–1754)
Abraham de Moivre was a Frenchborn 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.
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