Adrien-Marie Legendre

1752 - 1833

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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.
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List of References (20 books/articles)

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Honours awarded to Adrien-Marie Legendre
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1820
Lunar featuresCrater Legendre
Paris street namesPassage Legendre and Rue Legendre (17th Arrondissement)
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  2. Kevin Brown (The Prime Number Theorem)

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