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Jean-Victor Poncelet

was born 234 years ago

1 July 1788

Jean-Victor Poncelet was one of the founders of modern projective geometry. His development of the pole and polar lines associated with conics led to the principle of duality.

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