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This category is for early mathematicians that have contributed to the development of the field.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Apollonius.html
known as 'The Great Geometer', great influence on the development of mathematics, famous book Conics introduced terms such as parabola, ellipse and hyperbola.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Desargues.html
Founder of projective geometry, his work centred on the theory of conic sections and perspective.
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Heron.html
Greek mathematician who was mainly interested in practical studies in mechanics and engineering, best known for Heron's Formula
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/KleinFelix.html
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.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Monge.html
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.
http://turnbull.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Mathematicians/Riemann.html
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.
http://turnbull.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Mathematicians/Steiner.html
Was one of the greatest contributors to projective geometry.
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