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Abraham de Moivre  

Abraham de Moivre


Born  26 May 1667 VitryleFrançois, Champagne, France 
Died  27 November 1754 London, England 
(aged 87)
Residence  England 
Nationality  French 
Fields  mathematician 
Alma mater  Academy of Saumur Collège de Harcourt 
Academic advisors  Jacques Ozanam 
Known for  De Moivre's formula Theorem of de Moivre–Laplace 
Influences  Isaac Newton 
Abraham de Moivre was a French mathematician. He is known for his works on probability theory. He also did a lot of research in trigonometry.De Moivre's formula connects complex numbers and trigonometry. As he was a Huguenot, he was forced to emigrate to England. He was a friend of Isaac Newton, Edmund Halley, and James Stirling. Among his fellow Huguenot exiles in England, he was a colleague of the editor and translator Pierre des Maizeaux.
De Moivre wrote a book on probability theory, The Doctrine of Chances, said to have been prized by gamblers. De Moivre first discovered Binet's formula, the closedform expression for Fibonacci numbers linking the nth power of the golden ratio φ to the nth Fibonacci number.