200-year Mistaken Attribution

Learned from curiosa mathematica about this recently corrected mistaken attribution:

This guy, Louis Legendre, politician, was mistakenly pictured for….

legendre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this guy, Adrien-Marie Legendre, mathematician, for two centuries!

legendre the mathematician

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sure, some might say, well, they did him a favor. I bet both would disagree.

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