François Viète

1540 - 1603

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François Viète was a French amateur mathematician and astronomer who introduced the first systematic algebraic notation in his book In artem analyticam isagoge . He was also involved in deciphering codes.
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Paris street namesRue Viète (17th Arrondissement)
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