# Monge, Gaspard (1746–1818)
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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