Jean Victor Poncelet

1788 - 1867

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Jean-Victor Poncelet was one of the founders of modern projective geometry. His development of the pole and polar lines associated with conics led to the principle of duality.
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Honours awarded to Jean-Victor Poncelet
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Fellow of the Royal Society1842
Lunar featuresCrater Poncelet
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Paris street namesPassage Poncelet and Rue Poncelet (17th Arrondissement)


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