Carl Louis Ferdinand von Lindemann
1852  1939  Click the picture above  
Ferdinand von Lindemann was the first to prove that π is transcendental, i.e. π is not the root of any algebraic equation with rational coefficients.  
Full MacTutor biography  [Version for printing]  
List of References (8 books/articles)
A Poster of Ferdinand von Lindemann
Mathematicians born in the same country

 
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