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22/12/1867 Napoleon's engineer dies

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Mr. K Final Project Jean-Victor Poncelet

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MathHistory8: Projective geometry

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Differences Between Plane Euclidean Geometry & Projective Geometry : Math for Everyone

Jean-Victor Poncelet was a French engineer and mathematician. His main area of interest was projective geometry, an area historically inspired by Renaissance art. He served as a military engineer in Napoleon's campaign against the Russian Empire in 1812. He was captured and held prisoner for two years.
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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Birth, education, and capture (1788–1814) 

    • Release and later employment (1822–1848) 

    • Commanding General at École Polytechnique (1848–1867) 

    • Poncelet–Steiner theorem 

    • Poncelet's porism