Gaspard Monge

French mathematician (1746–1818) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Gaspard Monge, Comte de Péluse (9 May 1746[2] – 28 July 1818)[3] was a French mathematician, commonly presented as the inventor of descriptive geometry,[4][5] (the mathematical basis of) technical drawing, and the father of differential geometry.[6] During the French Revolution he served as the Minister of the Marine, and was involved in the reform of the French educational system, helping to found the École Polytechnique.

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Gaspard Monge
Born(1746-05-09)9 May 1746
Died28 July 1818(1818-07-28) (aged 72)
Paris, France
Resting placePère Lachaise Cemetery
Known forDescriptive geometry
Transportation theory
Scientific career
Fieldsmathematics, engineering, education
Notable studentsJean-Baptiste Biot[1]
Charles Dupin
Sylvestre François Lacroix
Jean-Victor Poncelet[1]