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Monday, March 28, 2016

France 2016
Sophie Germain




COUNTRY: FRANCE
ISSUE DATE: 21 March 2016
CIRCULATION:1 000 320
STAMP SIZE:40.85 x 30 mm
STAMP DESIGN:Edmond Baudoin 
ENGRAVING:
Elsa Catelin 







Marie-Sophie Germain (1776–1831) was a French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. Despite initial opposition from her parents and difficulties presented by society, she gained education from books in her father's library including ones by Leonhard Euler and from correspondence with famous mathematicians such as Lagrange, Legendre and Gauss.







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