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Born: May 6, 1906

Died: August 6, 1998 (aged 92)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Mathematician

Bio: André Weil was an influential French mathematician of the 20th century, renowned for the breadth and quality of his research output, its influence on future work, and the elegance of his exposition. He is especially known for his foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry. He was a founding member and the de facto early leader of the influential Bourbaki group.

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