Girard Desargues

1591 - 1661

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Girard Desargues was a French mathematician who was a founder of projective geometry. His work centred on the theory of conic sections and perspective.
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Lunar featuresCrater Desargues
Paris street namesRue Desargues (11th Arrondissement)


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. The Galileo Project
  1. University of Minnesota (Desargues theorem and its relationship to one of Monge's geometry theorems)
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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