

Eugène Charles Catalan
1814  1894
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Catalan was a Belgian mathematician who defined the numbers called after him, while considering the solution of the problem of dissecting a polygon into triangles by means of nonintersecting diagonals.

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List of References (13 books/articles)
A Poster of Eugène Catalan
Mathematicians born in the same country
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 Additional Material in MacTutor
 Catalan numbers
 Galopin's appreciation
 Catalan's retirement speech
 Catalan's manifesto

Other Web sites 
 Mathematical Genealogy Project



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