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John Wilson

John Wilson (1741 - 1793)

* 6 August 1741, † 18 October 1793

John Wilson was born on 6 August 1741 in Applethwaite, Westmoreland, England. John Wilson is best known for Wilson’s theorem:If p is prime then 1 + (p – 1)! is divisible by p. John Wilson died on 18 October 1793 in Kendal, Westmoreland, England.

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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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