Monge, Gaspard (1746–1818)

Gaspard Monge

Gaspard Monge was a 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 ground-breaking treatise on the application of geometry to the arts of construction in 1795.