Adrien-Marie Legendre

was born 266 years ago

18th September 1752

**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 π^{2} is irrational.

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