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 256,552 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Gaspard Monge is the 72nd most popular mathematician (down from 65th in 2019), the 463rd most popular biography from France (down from 421st in 2019) and the 16th 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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Among mathematicians, Gaspard Monge ranks 72 out of 828Before him are Hermann Minkowski, Urbain Le Verrier, August Ferdinand Möbius, Friedrich Bessel, Émilie du Châtelet, and G. H. Hardy. After him are Richard Dedekind, Siméon Denis Poisson, Andrey Kolmogorov, Johann Heinrich Lambert, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Jacob Bernoulli.

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Among people born in 1746, Gaspard Monge ranks 6Before him are Francisco Goya, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Gustav III of Sweden, Tadeusz Kościuszko, and Carlo Buonaparte. After him are Giuseppe Piazzi, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Maurice Benyovszky, Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, William Jones, and Giovanni Battista Venturi. Among people deceased in 1818, Gaspard Monge ranks 2Before him is Charles XIII of Sweden. After him are Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Maria Isabel of Braganza, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Alexandre Pétion, Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Matthew Lewis, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, and Johan Gottlieb Gahn.

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Among people born in France, Gaspard Monge ranks 463 out of 5,234Before him are Françoise Sagan (1935), Napoléon Louis Bonaparte (1804), André Masséna (1758), Roger Vadim (1928), Margaret of Anjou (1430), and Ambroise Paré (1510). After him are Pierre Beaumarchais (1732), Frédéric Passy (1822), Paul Bocuse (1926), Carus (230), Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837), and Philippe Pinel (1745).


Among mathematicians born in France, Gaspard Monge ranks 16Before him are Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), Sophie Germain (1776), Marin Mersenne (1588), Abraham de Moivre (1667), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), and Émilie du Châtelet (1706). After him are Siméon Denis Poisson (1781), Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728), Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752), Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661), Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), and Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788).