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Monge, Gaspard (1746–1818)

Gaspard Monge
French mathematician and physicist who put descriptive geometry, introduced by Albrecht Dürer, on a firm mathematical footing. He became professor of mathematics at Mézières (1768) and of hydraulics at the Lycée in Paris (1780), and published his groundbreaking treatise on the application of geometry to the arts of construction in 1795.

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