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Adrien-Marie Legendre
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1820 watercolor caricature of Adrien-Marie Legendre by French artist Julien-Léopold Boilly (see mistaken portrait), the only existing portrait known
Born (1752-09-18)18 September 1752
Paris, France
Died 9 January 1833(1833-01-09) (aged 80)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Alma mater Collège Mazarin
Known for Legendre transformation
Legendre polynomials
Legendre transform
Elliptic functions
Introducing the character ∂
Scientific career
Fields Mathematician
Institutions École Militaire
École Normale
École Polytechnique
Influenced Évariste Galois

Adrien-Marie Legendre ( 18 September 1752 – 9 January 1833) was a French mathematician who made numerous contributions to mathematics. Well-known and important concepts such as the Legendre polynomials and Legendre transformation are named after him.

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