Adrien-Marie Legendre

1752 - 1833

Click the picture above
to see a larger version

Adrien-Marie Legendre's major work on elliptic integrals provided basic analytical tools for mathematical physics. He gave a simple proof that π is irrational as well as the first proof that π2 is irrational.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (20 books/articles)

Some Quotations (2)

A Poster of Adrien-Marie Legendre

Mathematicians born in the same country

Show birthplace location

Honours awarded to Adrien-Marie Legendre
(Click below for those honoured in this way)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1820
Lunar featuresCrater Legendre
Paris street namesPassage Legendre and Rue Legendre (17th Arrondissement)
Commemorated on the Eiffel Tower

Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. Rouse Ball
  4. Kevin Brown (The Prime Number Theorem)

Previous (Chronologically) Next Main Index
Previous (Alphabetically) Next Biographies index

JOC/EFR January 1999

The URL of this page is: