Jean-victor Poncelet

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Birthday
1, 1788
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 22, 1867 (79)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1788
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 22, 1867 (79)

About

Brilliant mathematician and engineer known for his work in projective geometry as well as his hand in the development of useful inventions such as the water wheel. He served as the Commandant General of Ecole Polytechnique, where he also studied.

Before Fame

He was a member of the Corps of Military Engineers and became a lieutenant in the French Army.

Trivia

He was held as a prisoner of war by the Russians from 1812 to 1814 during France's war against the Russian Empire.

Family Life

His father was lawyer Claude Poncelet.

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He served as a military engineer in the French Army under Napoleon Bonaparte.

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