There are a myriad of different spellings for my name.......
As a young boy in Russia, my one leg was longer than the other, causing me to limp and not be able to participate in normal childhood activities...so I focused on learning French and mathematics.
Though a revered rival of Lobachevsky as the leading Russian mathematician of my day, I became a foreign associate of the Institut de France.
I was the first to prove Bertrand's Conjecture that for n>3, at least one prime is contained in the interval (n,2n).
I am most prideful of my investigations in number theory and mechanics; my name is attached to a special type of orthogonal polynomials I invented.
Andrei Markov was one of my students, who went on to fame with his discovery of probability chains for events.
Answer:
Pafnuty Chebyshev (18211894)
