Benjamin Peirce

Benjamin Peirce (1809 - 1880)

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Benjamin Peirce
Born in Salem, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Husband of — married 5 Jul 1833 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Benjamin Peirce April 4, 1809 – October 6, 1880 was an American mathematician who taught at Harvard University for approximately 50 years. He made contributions to celestial mechanics, statistics, number theory, algebra, and the philosophy of mathematics.


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