Gaspard Monge

Mathematician, Academic

1746 – 1818

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Who was Gaspard Monge?

Gaspard Monge, Comte de Péluse was a French mathematician, the inventor of descriptive geometry, 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.

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Born
May 9, 1746
Beaune
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Jul 28, 1818
Paris
Resting place
Père Lachaise Cemetery

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on July 23, 2013

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