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  • 2-21-1591

    Girard Desargues, an inventor of projective geometry, born in Lyon, France.

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    Girard Desargues
  • 2-21-1699

    Newton elected as only the second foreign member of the French Academy.

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    Isaac Newton
  • 2-21-1728

    Isaac Greenwood began his "Publick" lectures at Harvard as the first Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. The lectures were open to the entire university.

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    Isaac Greenwood

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