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The provincial High Court of Judicature, in Toulouse, with the title of councilor, an office which he held until his death; in virtue of it he was thereafter styled Monsieur de Fermat, and is so referred to by his contemporaries. On 1June 1631 he was married to Louise de LONG, a distant cousin of his mother's. They had two sons and three daughters; the elder son Samuel became a magistrate, and, like his father, a councilor in the Toulouse High Court; his brother took orders and became a canon in the cathedral church in Castres; one daughter got married, two became nuns.
O P E R A n unum Volumcn congcfta,. l. ( L ~r Y r t A i o 1 ;. S C IH O O T Ir h t l l c f : ~ P~'rofrllht ib. , "* ?. . Fermat and His Correspondents 41 diffusion of his methods; their efforts were to culminate in the 1646 publication, referred to above. This small group included Jean de BEAUGRAND, "mathematician to H. H. Gaston d'orlkans" (whatever this may have meant), who later was to hold office as Court secretary ("secretaire du Roy"; cf. 22, note (I), 2"); like most of the scientists or scientifically interested men in those days, he was in touch with the famous Father MERSENNE, no serious mathematician himself, but who nonetheless collaborated with him in annotating a 1631 edition of Viete's Isagoge and Notae Priores; the latter had never been published, and the former was out of print.
250 problems in elementary number theory by Waclaw Sierpinski