JEAN VICTOR PONCELET (1788-1867), French mathematician and engineer, was born at Metz on the 1st of July 1788.
This work entitles Poncelet to rank as one of the greatest of those who took part in the development of the modern geometry of which G.
Bertrand, Eloge historique de Poncelet (Paris, 1875).
Between them the general theory of the complex variable, and of the various "infinite" processes of mathematical analysis, was established, while other mathematicians, such as Poncelet, Steiner, Lobatschewsky and von Staudt, were founding modern geometry, and Gauss inaugurated the differential geometry of surfaces.
Poncelet (1788-1867) and J.
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