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Gaspard Monge
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Born (1746-05-09)9 May 1746
Died 28 July 1818(1818-07-28) (aged 72)
Nationality French
Known for Descriptive geometry
Scientific career
Fields mathematics, engineering, education
Notable students Jean-Baptiste Biot
Sylvestre François Lacroix
Jean-Victor Poncelet

Gaspard Monge, Comte de Péluse (9 May 1746 – 28 July 1818) was a French mathematician, 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.

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