As you have observed I omitted Evariste Galois born on 25th October 1811 from my daily posts and this is because he is the one that influenced me to start the event ‘Celebrate Mathematicians inOctober‘ and so I decided to make a special post about him . First of all, I want to say that all the information from this post comes from the chapter ‘The life of Galois’ from the book ‘Galois Theory’ by Ian Stewart.
Evariste Galois was born near Paris on 25th October 1811. For his early education, his mom was in charge for educating him (concentrating more on the classics). In October 1823 he entered the lycee Louis-le-Grand, where he obtained first prize in Latin in the first years, and it’s also the time when he become interested in mathematics. He started ‘Elements de Geometrie’ by Legendre (a classic book that broke with…
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