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Carnot, Lazare Nicolas Marguerite (the Organizer of Victory)

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Born: 1753 AD
Died: 1823 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Engineers, Mathematicians, Politician

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1753 - Born on May 13th in Nolay, France. French mathematician, politician and engineer.

1797 - He was ousted from the Directory in the coup of 18 Fructidor.

1800 - He was the French Minister of War under Napoleon Bonaparte.

1803 - He wrote the books: La métaphysique du calcul infinitésimal and Géométrie de position.

         - He published Géométrie de position  in which sensed magnitudes were first systematically used in geometry.

1810 - His masterpiece, De la défense des places fortes, long considered the classic work on fortification.

1814 - He returned to active service and conducted the defense of Antwerp.

         - In the Hundred Days he served as minister of the interior.

1823 - Died on August 22nd in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

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