André Marie Ampere
b. 20 January 1775 Lyon, France
d. 10 June 1836 Marseilles, France

Ampere contributed but one work on the theory of probability. It is the Considerations sur la théorie mathématique du jeu, published at Lyon in 1802. The English is Considerations on the mathematical theory of the game.

The subject of the work is a proof of the ultimate ruin of gamblers under all circumstances. In addition, the Appendix presents an application of his research to the solution of quadratic equations.