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Gaspard Monge, Comte de Péluse (9 May 1746 – 28 July 1818) was a French mathematician, commonly presented as the inventor of descriptive geometry, (the mathematical basis of) technical drawing, and the father of differential geometry. 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.
|Died||28 July 1818 72) (aged|
|Resting place||Père Lachaise Cemetery|
|Known for||Descriptive geometry|
|Fields||mathematics, engineering, education|
|Notable students||Jean-Baptiste Biot|
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