Pierre Rémond de Montmort

b. 27 October 1678 d. 7 October 1719
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Montmort’s fame rests on his Essay d’analyse des jeux de hazard, which was virtually contemporaneous with Jakob Bernoulli’s Ars Conjectandi and Abraham de Moivre’s De Mensura Sortis; and on his collaboration with Nicolaus Bernoulli.


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