AdrienMarie Legendre
1752  1833  Click the picture above  
AdrienMarie 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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List of References (20 books/articles)
Some Quotations (2)
A Poster of AdrienMarie Legendre
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