• Born date: 1811-10-25
  • Born in: FrancE
  • Death date: 1832-05-31
  • Death in: FrancE
Évariste Galois

Évariste Galois (French: [evaʁist ɡaˈlwa]) (25 October 1811 – 31 May 1832) was a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a long-standing problem. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory and group theory, two major branches of abstract algebra, and the subfield of Galois connections.