List of geometers

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A geometer is a mathematician whose area of study is geometry.

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]

Some notable geometers and their main fields of work, chronologically listed, are:

1000 BCE to 1 BCEEdit

1–1300 ADEdit

1301–1800 ADEdit

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 ADEdit

Julius Plücker
Arthur Cayley
Bernhard Riemann
Richard Dedekind
Max Noether
Felix Klein
Henri Poincaré
Evgraf Fedorov

Alicia Boole Stott
Albert Einstein
Buckminster Fuller
M. C. Escher


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

Geometers in artEdit

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]


  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.