Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet

1805 - 1859

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Lejeune Dirichlet is best known for his proof that in any arithmetic progression with first term coprime to the difference there are infinitely many primes.
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List of References (16 books/articles)

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  1. A comment from Thomas Hirst's diary

Honours awarded to Lejeune Dirichlet
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Fellow of the Royal Society1855
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
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