# Étienne Bézout

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**Étienne Bézout** (March 31, 1730 - September 27, 1783) was a French mathematician who was born in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France, and died in Basses-Loges (near Fontainbleau), France.

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 of the general theory.

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## Reference

*The original version of this article was taken from the public domain Rouse History of Mathematics*

## External links

- O'Connor, John J., and Edmund F. Robertson. "Étienne Bézout".
*MacTutor History of Mathematics archive*.