Gaspard Monge (1746-1818)
Count of Pelusium, Grand Officer of the Légion d'Honneur
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 .
In 1990, the French Postal Service released a 2.50 Franc stamp bearing the image of Gaspard Monge .
"Gaspard Monge, Count of Pelusium" by Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse (Corbeil 1784 - Paris 1844).
"Gaspard Monge", nineteenth century print.
"Gaspard Monge, Count of Pelusium". Engraving by François-Séraphin Delpech (Chaillot 1778 - Paris 1825).
"Gaspard Monge, Count of Pelusium, President of the Senate", by Naigeon Elzidor (Paris 1797 - Paris 1867).