

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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List of References (24 books/articles)
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 Lunar features  Crater Desargues
 Paris street names  Rue Desargues (11th Arrondissement)


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


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