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## About Niels Henrik Abel

The Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel was known for providing proof that the binomial theorem was valid for all numbers extending previous results, which held only for rationals.

### Early Life

The mathematician was born to Anne Marie Simonsen and Søren Georg Abel. His father was a Norwegian politician and priest.

Abel came from a humble home and had his secondary education at Cathedral School. He later graduated from the Royal Frederick University in 1822. He then began focusing more on mathematics after school since that was one of his strong suits.

### Career

The mathematician’s career was short yet successful. After writing his first mathematically based article in 1823, the mathematician came up with several mathematical functions, including Abel's inequality, Abel's binomial theorem, Abel transformation, and Dual abelian variety.

The Norwegian’s discoveries in mathematics kept future mathematicians busy for more than a hundred years. His most famous feat was the first complete proof demonstrating that the general quintic equation was impossible to solve.

### Death

Abel died from tuberculosis in 1829, aged 26.

### Trivia

Did you know the Abel Prize in mathematics was named in honor of Niels Henrik Abel?

He got engaged to Christine Kemp, a governess, in 1824.

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## F.A.Q. about Niels Henrik Abel

### When is his birthday?

Niels Henrik Abel's birthday is on August 5, 1802.

### In how many days is his birthday?

Niels' birthday is in 309 days

### How old was Niels when he died?

He was 26 years old.

### When did he die?

He died in April 6, 1829.

### How old would he be today?

Niels Henrik Abel would be 220 years old if he was alive today.

### Where was Niels from?

He was born in Nedstrand, Norway.