References for Pierre Rémond de Montmort

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  1. I Hacking, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).


  1. Anon, Review: Essay d'analyse sur les jeux de hazard, by Pierre Remond de Montmort, Supplement du journal des Scavans (1709), 462.
  2. F N David, Games, Gods & Gambling: The Origins and History of Probability and Statistical Ideas from the Earliest Times to the Newtonian Era (Charles Griffin & Co, London, 1962).
  3. A Hald, A History of Probability and Statistics and Their Applications Before 1750 (Wiley, New York, 1990).
  4. T M Kavanagh, Enlightenment and the Shadows of Chance: The Novel and the Culture of Gambling in Eighteenth-Century France (The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1993).
  5. J B Shank, The Newton Wars and the Beginning of the French Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2008).
  6. I Todhunter, A History of the Mathematical Theory of Probability (Chelsea, New York, 1965).


  1. J Basulto, J A Camunez and F J Otega, Azar game in the book of the dice of Alfonso X the Learned. Its relation with the Hazard games of Montmort, Cotton, Hoyle, De Moivre and Jacob Bernoulli, Math. Sci. Hum. Math. Soc. Sci. No. 174 (2006), 5-24.
  2. D Bellhouse, Banishing Fortuna: Montmort and De Moivre, Journal of the History of Ideas 69 (4) (2008) 559-581.
  3. R J Clarke and M Sved, Derangements and Bell Numbers, Mathematics Magazine 66 (5) (1993), 299-303.
  4. P Dupont, Nicolas Bernoulli's proof of de Montmort's formula concerning the 'jeu du treize' (Italian), Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 112 (1-2) (1978), 117-125.
  5. P G Doyle and C M Grinstead, Solution of Montmort's Problême du Treize.
  6. B Fontenelle, Éloge de M de Montmort, Histoire de l'Académie royale des sciences pour l'année 1719 (1721), 83-93.
  7. R Goulding, Histories of Science in Early Modern Europe: Introduction, Journal of the History of Ideas 67 (1) (2006), 33-40.
  8. H Huron, Un probabiliste disciple de Malebranche: Pierre Rémond de Montmort (1678-1719), Annales de la faculté des sciences de Toulouse (5) S2 (1980), 1-31.
  9. R J Pulskamp, Pierre Rémond de Montmort, Sources in the History of Probability and Statistics.
  10. D Rawlings, The Poisson Variation of Montmort's Matching Problem, Mathematics Magazine 73 (3) (2000), 232-234.
  11. G R Sanchis, Swapping Hats: A Generalization of Montmort's Problem, Mathematics Magazine 71 (1) (1998), 53-57.
  12. E W Seneta, Pierre Rémond de Montmort, StatProb: The Encyclopedia Sponsored by Statistics and Probability Societies.
  13. E W Seneta, Pierre Rémond de Montmort, in C C Heyde and E Seneta (eds.), Statisticians of the Centuries (Springer Verlag, New York, 2001), 52-54.

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