Quote by: Adrien-Marie Legendre

It is a matter for considerable regret that , who cultivated the theory of numbers with so much success, did not leave us with the proofs of the theorems he discovered. In truth, Messrs and , who have not disdained this kind of research, have proved most of these theorems, and have even substituted extensive theories for the isolated propositions of . But there are several proofs which have resisted their efforts.

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  • NameAdrien-Marie Legendre
  • Descriptionmathematician from France
  • BornSeptember 18, 1752
  • DiedJanuary 10, 1833
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionMathematician
  • AwardsKnight Of The Legion Of Honour; Fellow Of The Royal Society