Born: August 21, 1789
in Paris, France
Died: May 23, 1857
in Sceaux, near Paris, France
|Cauchy was born a little less than
six weeks after the fall of the Bastille. Thus, as a child of the
Revolution, he spent most of his life in a time of social revolution and
the Napoleonic wars.
Briefly, two major areas are associated with his
work. First, he introduced rigor into mathematical analysis.
Secondly, Cauchy made the study of groups both systematic and abstract.