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country of citizenship:
language of expression: French
educated at: University of Paris (1896-1968), Collège des Quatre-Nations
occupation: mathematician, university teacher
award received: Knight of the Legion of Honour, Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Adrien-Marie Legendre (; French: [adʁiɛ̃ maʁi ləʒɑ̃dʁ]; 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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