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Lorenzo Mascheroni

was born 272 years ago

13 May 1750

Lorenzo Mascheroni was a geometer who proved in 1797 that all Euclidean constructions can be made with compasses alone, so a straight edge in not needed.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Mascheroni/