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Apollonius of Perga (c. 262-190 B. C. )
known as 'The Great Geometer' , great influence on the development of mathematics , famous book Conics introduced terms such as parabola , ellipse and hyperbola.
Desargues - Girard Desargues (1591-1661)
Founder of projective geometry , his work centred on the theory of conic sections and perspective.
Heron of Alexandria (ca. 75 AD)
Greek mathematician who was mainly interested in practical studies in mechanics and engineering , best known for Heron's Formula
Klein, Felix (1849-1925)
Plücker's assistant at Bonn who studied Analytic Geometry , describing geometry as the study of properties of figures which remain invariant under a Group of Transformations. He systemized Non-Euclidean Geometry.
Monge, Gaspard - Conte de Péluse (1746-1818)
The father of differential geometry , he devised a system called Geometrie descriptive , now known as orthographic projection , the graphical method used in modern mechanical drawing.
Riemann, Georg Friedrich Bernhard (1826-1866)
Theory of functions , non-Euclidian geometry , relativity theory , Famous for the Riemann hypothesis about the behavior of zeros of the Riemann zeta function , which he showed determines the distribution of prime numbers.
Steiner, Jakob (1796-1863)
Was one of the greatest contributors to projective geometry.

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