Mathematician:Jean-Gaston Darboux

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French mathematician who contributed to to geometry and mathematical analysis.

Did considerable important work on linear partial differential equations.




  • Born: 14 Aug 1842 in Nimes, Gard, Languedoc, France
  • 1866: Received Ph.D. from the École Normale Supérieure
  • 1884: Elected to the Académie des Sciences
  • 1900: Appointed the Academy's permanent secretary of its Mathematics section
  • Died: 23 Feb 1917 in Paris, France

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Jean-Gaston Darboux can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Jean-Gaston Darboux can be found here.


  • 1866: Sur les Surfaces Orthogonales
  • 1896: Leçons sur la Théorie Général des Surfaces et les Applications Géométriques du Calcul Infinitésimal (4 volumes)