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Adrien-Marie Legendre

1752 - 1833

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Adrien-Marie Legendre (; French: [adʁiɛ̃ maʁi ləʒɑ̃dʁ]; 18 September 1752 – 9 January 1833) was a French mathematician who made numerous contributions to mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adrien-Marie Legendre has received more than 1,004,683 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Adrien-Marie Legendre is the 87th most popular mathematician (down from 86th in 2019), the 600th most popular biography from France (down from 547th in 2019) and the 17th most popular French Mathematician.

Adrien-Marie Legendre is most famous for his work in number theory, specifically his work on the law of quadratic reciprocity.

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Among mathematicians, Adrien-Marie Legendre ranks 87 out of 823Before him are Friedrich Bessel, Pappus of Alexandria, Johann Heinrich Lambert, Felix Klein, Bonaventura Cavalieri, and Paul Erdős. After him are Alexander Friedmann, Anthemius of Tralles, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Émilie du Châtelet, Stefan Banach, and Leopold Kronecker.

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Among people born in 1752, Adrien-Marie Legendre ranks 5Before him are Jeongjo of Joseon, Maria Carolina of Austria, Joseph Marie Jacquard, and Muzio Clementi. After him are Karl Mack von Leiberich, Thomas Chatterton, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Jacques Roux, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Nguyễn Huệ. Among people deceased in 1833, Adrien-Marie Legendre ranks 5Before him are Nicéphore Niépce, Kaspar Hauser, Ferdinand VII of Spain, and Richard Trevithick. After him are Seraphim of Sarov, Marie-Antoine Carême, Ram Mohan Roy, Hugh Glass, William Wilberforce, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, and Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach.

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Among people born in France, Adrien-Marie Legendre ranks 600 out of 6,011Before him are Francis, Duke of Guise (1519), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), Lucien Febvre (1878), Héloïse (1101), and Sophie Marceau (1966). After him are Pasquale Paoli (1725), Guy Debord (1931), Michel Piccoli (1925), François Fénelon (1651), Henri Barbusse (1873), and Pierre Boulez (1925).


Among mathematicians born in France, Adrien-Marie Legendre ranks 17Before him are Sophie Germain (1776), Gaspard Monge (1746), Abraham de Moivre (1667), Marin Mersenne (1588), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), and Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728). After him are Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661), Émilie du Châtelet (1706), Siméon Denis Poisson (1781), Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788), and Girard Desargues (1591).