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'''Pierre Fermat''' (August 17, 1601 – January 12, 1665) was a  French magistrate. He, however, is most famous for being an amateur mathematician. His name is attached to several results in number theory, such as [[Fermat's Little Theorem]] and [[Fermat's Last Theorem]], though he worked in many other areas of mathematics as well.
  
Pierre Fermat was a mathematician. His name is attached to the following results, although he probably did not prove them.
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Pierre Fermat (August 17, 1601 – January 12, 1665) was a French magistrate. He, however, is most famous for being an amateur mathematician. His name is attached to several results in number theory, such as Fermat's Little Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, though he worked in many other areas of mathematics as well.

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