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Gaspard Monge (1746-1818)

Count of Pelusium, Grand Officer of the Légion d'Honneur

Arms of Gaspard Monge (1746-1818)

Gaspard Monge was born on May 10, 1746 in Beaune, Burgundy.

This mathematician and inventor of descriptive geometry became PPresident of the Senate in 1806-1807.

He died on July 28, 1818 in Paris.

He was buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery (18th division) . In December 1989 his remains were transferred   to Paris' Pantheon .

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In 1990, the French Postal Service released a 2.50 Franc stamp bearing the image of Gaspard Monge .

Main portrait

"Gaspard Monge, Count of Pelusium" by Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse (Corbeil 1784 - Paris 1844).

Other portraits

Gaspard Monge (1746-1818)
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"Gaspard Monge", nineteenth century print.
Gaspard Monge (1746-1818)
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"Gaspard Monge, Count of Pelusium". Engraving by François-Séraphin Delpech (Chaillot 1778 - Paris 1825).
Gaspard Monge (1746-1818)
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"Gaspard Monge, Count of Pelusium, President of the Senate", by Naigeon Elzidor (Paris 1797 - Paris 1867).
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