# Gabriel Cramer

**Gabriel Cramer**(July 31, 1704 - January 4, 1752) was a Swiss mathematician, born at Geneva. The work by which he is best known is his treatise on algebraic curves published in 1750; it contains the earliest demonstration that a curve of the

*n*-th degree is determined by

*n(n + 3)*/2 points

See also: Cramer's rule.

*Adapted from A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by W. W. Rouse Ball (4th Edition, 1908).*