By: Mia Talburt

Sophie Germain was born on April 1, 1776 and died on June 27, 1831.

Sophie was born and died in Paris, France. She was second of tree daughters of a Parisian silk merchant, Ambroise Francois Germain. She went to Ecole Polytechnique in France, for collage. She was never married, but lived at home all her life and pursued her mathematical studies.

Interesting Facts about Sophie and her father.

Sophie was famous for her work in number theory and theory of elasticity. Her father did time for deputy to the state, Sophie wrote two philosophic works, and as a 13 year-old she withdrew to her fathers library.