Person: Legendre, Adrien-Marie


Adrien-Marie Legendre's major work on elliptic integrals provided basic analytical tools for mathematical physics. He gave a simple proof that $\pi$ is irrational as well as the first proof that $\pi^2$ is irrational.

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Born 18 September 1752, Paris, France. Died 10 January 1833, Paris, France.

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Algebra, Analysis, Astronomy, Geometry, Number Theory, Special Numbers And Numerals

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