# Niels Henrik Abel

The talented Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel was born on 5 August 1802. When he died, only 26 years old, he left a large body of work, including the first proof of the general binomial theorem, which had been stated by Newton and Euler.

The famous Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel was born on 5 August 1802.

In 2007 the handwritten manuscripts of Abel were acquired from Institut Mittag-Leffler and Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien in Sweden by the Norwegian company Scatec by its owner Alf Bjørseth, who donated the manuscripts to Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademiet.

A list of links that are either external links to the publishers' pages, downloadable documents or links to our own page concerning Abel's work. The material is compiled by Helge Holden.

A list of links that are either external links to the publishers' pages, downloadable documents or links to our own page concerning Abel's work. The material is compiled by Helge Holden

The only contemporary portrait of Niels Henrik Abel, painted by Johan Gørbitz in 1826.*Copyright: Universitetet i Oslo*