Unforgettable Childhood

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Sophie-Marie Germain was born in Paris on 1 April 1776, ten months after Louis XVI was crowned King of France and his wife Marie Antoinette became Queen. That was a time when France was the most powerful country in Europe, and its cultural influence was such that nobles, monarchs, and the educated people in many other countries often spoke elegant French instead of their native languages.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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