This was linked from the closure notification.
What topics can I ask about here?
Mathematics Stack Exchange is for people studying mathematics at any level and professionals in related fields. We welcome questions about:
- Understanding mathematical concepts and theorems.
- Mathematical problems such as one might come across in a course or textbook.
- Solving mathematical puzzles.
- Software that mathematicians use (except Mathematica, which has its own Stack Exchange site).
Certainly questions that fall under this umbrella can be related to specific mathematicians, and those would be appropriate questions to cross-tag with the mathematicians tag.
Questions solely about mathematicians? Probably not as much. This seems like a question that would be more appropriately answered by a biography or an encyclopedia. Admittedly, looking over the 91 questions with that tag (which includes others that are closed), there are quite a few other questions that should be closed that are not. I submitted a change to the tag so that a suggestion that people consider the History of Science and Mathematics StackExchange if their question is more significantly about history than mathematics.
If you feel that you can only fully understand the proof of FLT from understanding the context of Wiles' childhood, you can make that case in this post. Your original post was closed by five specific people over the course of about 20 minutes, and the question can be revived even from deletion if you can make a persuasive case that it would benefit the mission of MSE to do so.