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date: 17 August 2019

Abel, Niels Henrik 

A Dictionary of Scientists
 Market House Books Market House Books

(1802–1829) Norwegian mathematicianAbel was born in Froland, the son of a poor pastor; he was educated in mathematics at the University of Christiana (Oslo). After the death of his father, Abel had to support a large family; he earned what he could by private teaching and was also helped out by his teacher. He was eventually given a grant by the Norwegian government to make a trip to France and Germany to visit mathematicians. In Germany he met the engineer and mathematician ... ...

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