• Born date: 1735-02-28
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1796-01-01
Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde

Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde (28 February 1735 – 1 January 1796) was a French musician, mathematician and chemist who worked with Bézout and Lavoisier; his name is now principally associated with determinant theory in mathematics. He was born in Paris, and died there.Vandermonde was a violinist, and became engaged with mathematics only around 1770.