Gaspard Monge

1746 - 1818

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Gaspard Monge, Comte de Péluse (9 May 1746 – 28 July 1818) was a French mathematician, commonly presented as the inventor of descriptive geometry, (the mathematical basis of) technical drawing, and the father of differential geometry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaspard Monge has received more than 317,865 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Gaspard Monge is the 57th most popular mathematician (down from 55th in 2019), the 401st most popular biography from France (down from 398th in 2019) and the 13th most popular French Mathematician.

Gaspard Monge is most famous for his work on differential geometry and his invention of descriptive geometry.

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Over the past year Gaspard Monge has had the most page views in the with 38,516 views, followed by English (35,778), and Spanish (22,718). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Haitian (136.64%), Malagasy (131.14%), and Latin (130.61%)


Among mathematicians, Gaspard Monge ranks 57 out of 1,004Before him are Sophie Germain, Karl Weierstrass, Philolaus, Marin Mersenne, Norbert Wiener, and Claude Shannon. After him are Al-Battani, Émilie du Châtelet, August Ferdinand Möbius, Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani, Hermann Minkowski, and Bhāskara II.

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Among people born in 1746, Gaspard Monge ranks 5Before him are Francisco Goya, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Carlo Buonaparte, and Tadeusz Kościuszko. After him are Gustav III of Sweden, Giuseppe Piazzi, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Maurice Benyovszky, William Jones, Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, and Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville. Among people deceased in 1818, Gaspard Monge ranks 3Before him are Charles XIII of Sweden, and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. After him are Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Maria Isabel of Braganza, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Matthew Lewis, Paul Revere, and Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon.

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Among people born in France, Gaspard Monge ranks 401 out of 6,770Before him are Gustave Moreau (1826), Dagobert I (611), Pierre Laval (1883), Liliane Bettencourt (1922), Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), and Camille Desmoulins (1760). After him are Robert I of France (860), Pierre Bayle (1647), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Jean Lannes (1769), Paul Ricœur (1913), and Jean-Baptiste Say (1767).


Among mathematicians born in France, Gaspard Monge ranks 13Before him are Évariste Galois (1811), François Viète (1540), Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), Pope Sylvester II (938), Sophie Germain (1776), and Marin Mersenne (1588). After him are Émilie du Châtelet (1706), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Abraham de Moivre (1667), Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728), Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752), and Siméon Denis Poisson (1781).