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Neils Henrik Abel born in Stavanger, Norway. Before going to university in 1821, he attacked the problem of the solution of the quintic equation. He submitted a solution for publication but found an error before it was published. In 1823 he proved the impossibility of a radical expression that solves fifth or higher degree equations.

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Niels Henrik Abel
Abel-Ruffini Theorem
Thursday, August 5, 1802