Besides his academic achievements, he was very talented in organisational matters. Liouville founded the *Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées* which retains its high reputation up to today, in order to promote other mathematicians’ work. **He was the first to read, and to recognize the importance of, the unpublished work of Évariste Galois which appeared in his journal in 1846.** Liouville was also involved in politics for some time, and he became a member of the Constituting Assembly in 1848. However, after his defeat in the legislative elections in 1849, he turned away from politics.

I knew it. I recognized the Galois theory when I was studying that one thing in Complex… darn it but I can’t remember.

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