Charles Hermite

1822 - 1901

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Charles Hermite's work in the theory of functions includes the application of elliptic functions to the quintic equation. He published the first proof that e is a transcendental number.
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List of References (16 books/articles)

Some Quotations (5)

A Poster of Charles Hermite

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Hadamard on Hermite
  2. J J Duran-Loriga's biography of Charles Hermite
  3. The Works of Charles Hermite

Honours awarded to Charles Hermite
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LMS Honorary Member1871
Fellow of the Royal Society1873
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1884
Lunar featuresCrater Hermite
Paris street namesRue Charles Hermite and Square Charles Hermite (18th Arrondissement)


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. The Catholic Encyclopedia
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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