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List of Geometers
One of the oldest surviving fragments of Euclid's Elements, found at Oxyrhynchus and dated to c. AD 100 (P. Oxy. 29). The diagram accompanies Book II, Proposition 5.[1]

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

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

1000 BC to 1 BC

1-1300 AD

1301-1800 AD

1801-1900 AD


Geometers in art

God the Geometer.jpg
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)
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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 .
  2. ^ "Newton, object 1 (Butlin 306) "Newton"". William Blake Archive. September 25, 2013.

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