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Abraham, English mathematician, 1667-1754. See: Demoivre formula.
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In chapter four Poitras draws heavily on his 2000 book (cited above) to provide an account of those individuals who contributed to the development of the methods that are now commonly used to price annuities, and in particular he analyses the writings of Jan de Witt, Edmond Hatley, Abraham de Moivre and Thomas Simpson.
1) was discovered by the French mathematician Abraham de Moivre (1667-1754) in the form
The Central Limit Theorem may be traced back to Pierre-Simon de Laplace (1749-1827) and Abraham De Moivre (1667-1754), though their motivations were quite different.