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Pierre de Fermat
August 20, 1601 - January 12, 1655
Nationality: French
Category: Lawyer

I am more exempt and more distant than any man in the world.


And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown it that the ancients did not know everything.


I have found a very great number of exceedingly beautiful theorems.


But it is impossible to divide a cube into two cubes, or a fourth power into fourth powers, or generally any power beyond the square into like powers; of this I have found a remarkable demonstration. This margin is too narrow to contain it.


It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.


I will share all of this with you whenever you wish.


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