Pafnuty Chebyshev
died 123 years ago
8th December 1894

Pafnuty Chebyshev is largely remembered for his investigations in number theory. Chebyshev was also interested in mechanics and is famous for the orthogonal polynomials he invented.

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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Chebyshev.html