Banker, mathematician, and public reformer, who all developed Rodrigues’ formulation, a formulation for the Legendre polynomials. He gained a doctorate in mathematics in the School of Paris in 1815. His focus on change groups resulted in the breakthrough of quaternions; nevertheless, his efforts to mathematics weren’t recognized before late 20th hundred years. He was created Benjamin Olinde Rodrigues; he was of upper-class Sephardi Jewish share, surviving in Bordeaux. He was an adherent to Comte de Saint-Simon’s socialist school of thought, which acquired a profound impact on Karl Marx.