# Étienne Bézout

**Étienne Bézout** (French: [bezu]; 31 March 1730 – 27 September 1783) was a French mathematician who was born in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France, and died in Avon (near Fontainebleau), France.

Étienne Bézout | |
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Born | |

Died | 27 September 1783 53) | (aged

Nationality | French |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

## Work

In 1758 Bézout was elected an adjoint in mechanics of the French Academy of Sciences.
Besides numerous minor works, wrote a *Théorie générale des équations algébriques*, published at Paris in 1779, which in particular contained much new and valuable matter on the theory of elimination and symmetrical functions of the roots of an equation: he used determinants in a paper in the *Histoire de l'académie royale*, 1764, but did not treat the general theory.

## References

*The original version of this article was taken from the public domain Rouse History of Mathematics*- Grabiner, Judith (1970–1980). "Bezout, Etienne".
*Dictionary of Scientific Biography*.**2**. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 111–114. ISBN 978-0-684-10114-9.

## External links

- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Étienne Bézout",
*MacTutor History of Mathematics archive*, University of St Andrews. - Étienne Bézout at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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