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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 BCE to 1 BCE

1–1300 AD

1301–1800 AD

Leonardo da Vinci

Johannes Kepler

Girard Desargues

René Descartes

Blaise Pascal

Isaac Newton

Leonhard Euler

Carl Gauss

August Möbius

Nikolai Lobachevsky

John Playfair

Jakob Steiner

1801–1900 AD

Julius Plücker

Arthur Cayley

Bernhard Riemann

Richard Dedekind

Max Noether

Felix Klein

Hermann Minkowski

Henri Poincaré

Evgraf Fedorov


H. S. M. Coxeter

Ernst Witt

Benoit Mandelbrot

Branko Grünbaum

Michael Atiyah

J. H. Conway

William Thurston

Mikhail Gromov

George W. Hart

Shing-Tung Yau

Károly Bezdek

Grigori Perelman
Auroux denis
Denis Auroux

Geometers in art

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)

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]

See also


  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.