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 865,723 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Adrien-Marie Legendre is the 86th most popular mathematician (down from 81st in 2019), the 548th most popular biography from France (down from 490th in 2019) and the 19th 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 86 out of 828Before him are Regiomontanus, Bhāskara II, Ctesibius, Giuseppe Peano, Pappus of Alexandria, and Felix Klein. After him are Christian Goldbach, Bonaventura Cavalieri, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Pierre Louis Maupertuis, Augustus De Morgan, and Alexander Friedmann.

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Among people born in 1752, Adrien-Marie Legendre ranks 5Before him are Maria Carolina of Austria, Joseph Marie Jacquard, Jeongjo of Joseon, and Muzio Clementi. After him are Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Jacques Roux, Thomas Chatterton, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, 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 Marie-Antoine Carême, Seraphim of Sarov, Ram Mohan Roy, Hugh Glass, William Wilberforce, Pierre André Latreille, and Jean-Baptiste Jourdan.

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Among people born in France, Adrien-Marie Legendre ranks 548 out of 5,234Before him are Daniel Auber (1782), Eugène Boudin (1824), Gérard de Nerval (1808), Brigitte Macron (1953), Anaïs Nin (1903), and Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy (1383). After him are Charles II of Navarre (1332), Boris Vian (1920), William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (1071), Suger (1080), Carloman I (751), and Alain Resnais (1922).


Among mathematicians born in France, Adrien-Marie Legendre ranks 19Before him are Abraham de Moivre (1667), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Émilie du Châtelet (1706), Gaspard Monge (1746), Siméon Denis Poisson (1781), and Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728). After him are Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661), Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788), Girard Desargues (1591), Charles Hermite (1822), and Émile Borel (1871).