Gaspard Monge, Comte de Péluse (9 May 1746 – 28 July 1818) was a French mathematician and the inventor of descriptive geometry, the mathematical basis on which technical drawing is based. During the French Revolution he served as the Minister of the Marine, he and was involved in the reform of the French educational system, helping to found the École Polytechnique.
1.) "Napoleon replies: "How comes it, then, that Laplace was an atheist? At the Institute neither he nor Monge, nor Berthollet, nor Lagrange believed in God. But they did not like to say so." Baron Gaspard Gourgaud, Talks of Napoleon at St. Helena with General Baron Gourgaud (1904), page 274.