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108. Fermat, along with Descartes, was one of the leading mathematicians of the early 17th century. His pioneering works on the theory of numbers, analytic geometry, and probability are his most notable achievements although he will probably always be remembered for hs famous "Last Theorem" which was not proven until 1995. Fermat's influence during is life was minimal because he published very little. This book, printed after his death, was the first presentation of his significant works and plentiful correspondence.