# The Magic of DeMoivre’s Theorem

## A mathematical gift that keeps on giving

5 min readFeb 11

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DeMoivre’s Theorem (written above) is a simple theorem relating complex numbers to trigonometry. It was proposed and proved for all positive integers *n *by Abraham DeMoivre (1667–1754), a French mathematician who was a religious exile in England from a young age and a friend of such greats as Isaac Newton and Edmond Halley.