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Adrien-Marie Legendre

was born 270 years ago

18 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 π2 is irrational.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Legendre/