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Benjamin Peirce

Benjamin Peirce (1809 - 1880)

* 4 April 1809, † 6 October 1880

Benjamin Peirce was born on 4 April 1809 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA. Benjamin Peirce was an early American mathematician who worked on celestial mechanics and geodesy on the applied side and linear associative algebra and number theory on the pure side. He has been called the “Father of pure mathematics” in America. Benjamin Peirce died on 6 October 1880 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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