Evolution of Geometry

Timeline created by mstrubel in History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Desargues Girard Desargues (1591-1661)
Descartes Rene Descartes 1596-1650 A.D. Applied algebra to geometry .
Fermat Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665) Determining maxima, minima and tangents to curved lines .
Pascal Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) Co-inventor of modern projective geometry.
Proved many geometry theorems, the earliest including "Pascal's mystic hexagon" (1639).
Euler Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) He invented the idea of functions .
Monge Gaspard Monge (1746-1818) Introduced the concept of lines of curvature on a surface .
Gauss Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) Founder of differential geometry.
Grassmann Hermann Grassmann (1809-1877) Creator of vector analysis and the vector interior (dot) and exterior (cross) products.
Cayley Arthur Cayley (1821-1895) Worked with matrices .
Riemann Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866) Developed geodesic coordinate systems .
Klein Felix Klein (1849-1925) Is best known for his work on the connections between geometry and group theory.
Hilbert David Hilbert (1862-1943) Proved his famous "Basis Theorem" (1888).
Veblen Oswald Veblen (1880-1960) Developed "A System of Axioms for Geometry" (1903) .
Coxeter Donald Coxeter (1907-2003) Contributions to the theory of polytopes, non-Euclidean geometry, group theory and combinatorics.
Timespan Dates: Timespan Title: Timespan Description:
1st Jan, 1500
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