The biography is divided up into seven different versions of the same story. They range from the most abstract, Biography 7, to the most literal, Biography 1.
Evariste Galois was born on October 25th, 1811. He had a mother, a father, a sister, and he soon would have a brother. He lived in Bourg-la-Reine in Paris. Bourg-la-Reine was a very political commune that was adamantly against the monarchy. His father was one of the leaders of this opposition movement, and he became mayor soon after Evariste was born.
When he was twelve, he was sent off to school. He attended the Lycee Louis-le-Grand in Paris. It was a very strict school, and even a good, intelligent student like Evariste got into trouble occasionally. However, Evariste did well. He excelled to the point of winning academic prizes.
When he was fifteen, he repeated a grade, due to his young age. He took a mathematics course, and loved the subject. From that point on, he dedicated all his studies to mathematics.
Evariste attempted to leave his school and gain admission into the vastly superior government-run institution, the Ecole Polytechnique. He took the entrance exam, but he failed it. He stayed at Louis-le-Grand for another year, this time studying mathematics with an extremely competent teacher. This teacher was able to recognize the brilliance of the young man. He encouraged Evariste, and Evariste responded by producing a multitude of contemporary mathematical research. He submitted it for review to the academy of sciences in France, but his work did not get reviewed. Galois was frustrated by the turn of events.
When Evariste was nearing adulthood, the powerful royalists targeted Evariste’s father due to his high profile in the liberal party. The royalists forged documents and spread rumors to defame the opposition leader, and he was deposed from his position. He committed suicide soon after.
Evariste no longer was dependent on his family. He enrolled in the Ecole Preparatoire to give himself some income and education; the school provided him with a grant. He did not excel at the school; instead, he focused on his political career. He soon became well known for his rebellious spirit, and he ended up being kicked out of the school for it.
He was tried once for treasonous activities stemming from a highly publicized gathering of opposition leaders. He gained notoriety and rank within the party. At a later protest, he was arrested and jailed for nine months for the part he took in the rioting that ensued.
Evariste studied math and discussed politics with the other prisoners while in jail. It depressed him, and he wrote occasionally about wishing to leave. At some point during his prison stay, he became attracted to a female who was often around the prison. However, she did not share his feelings, and the two broke apart with a certain degree of animosity still hanging in the air.
When Evariste left jail, he decided to offer his body to the sake of the revolution. He and other party members plotted to have Evariste die in a way that would incite anger among the population. He was shot and killed in a fixed duel, and his funeral had thousands of spectators. However, no riots broke out, and there was no political outcome.