From: JFWD89A@prodigy.com (Donald Forbes)
Newsgroups: sci.math
Subject: Re: The life and works of Lorenzo Mascharoni
Date: 29 Mar 1996 16:17:47 GMT
There is a reference in EDM2 (Encyc Dict of Math, MIT, 1993) to Lorenzo
Mascheroni (note spelling) [1750-1800]. "If by drawing a straight line we
mean the process of finding two different points on that line, then we
can solve all the problems of elementary geometric construction by means
of compass alone (G. Mohr, L. Mascheroni)......