List of geometers

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One of the oldest surviving fragments of Euclid's Elements, found at Oxyrhynchus and dated to c. 100 AD ( P. Oxy. 29). The diagram accompanies Book II, Proposition 5. [1]

A geometer is a mathematician whose area of study is geometry.

Some notable geometers and their main fields of work, chronologically listed, are:

1000 BC to 1 BC

1–1300 AD

1301–1800 AD

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Leonardo da Vinci
Johannes Kepler
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Girard Desargues
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René Descartes
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Blaise Pascal
Isaac Newton
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Leonhard Euler
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Carl Gauss
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August Möbius
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Nikolai Lobachevsky
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John Playfair
Jakob Steiner

1801–1900 AD

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Julius Plücker
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Arthur Cayley
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Bernhard Riemann
Richard Dedekind
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Max Noether
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Felix Klein
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Henri Poincaré
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Evgraf Fedorov

Alicia Boole Stott
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Albert Einstein
Buckminster Fuller
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M. C. Escher


H. S. M. Coxeter
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Ernst Witt
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Benoit Mandelbrot
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Branko Grünbaum
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Michael Atiyah
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J. H. Conway
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William Thurston
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Mikhail Gromov
George W. Hart
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Shing-Tung Yau
Károly Bezdek
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Grigori Perelman

Geometers in art

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God as architect of the world, 1220–1230, from Bible moralisée
Kepler's Platonic solid model of planetary spacing in the Solar System from Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596)
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The Ancient of Days, 1794, by William Blake, with the compass as a symbol for divine order
Newton (1795), by William Blake; here, Newton is depicted critically as a "divine geometer". [2]


  1. ^ Bill Casselman. "One of the Oldest Extant Diagrams from Euclid". University of British Columbia. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
  2. ^ "Newton, object 1 (Butlin 306) "Newton"". William Blake Archive. September 25, 2013.