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Carnot, Lazare Nicolas Marguerite

Born: 1753 AD
Died: 1823 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Engineers, Mathematicians, Politician

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.