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René Descartes

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René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

* 31 March 1596, † 11 February 1650

René Descartes was born on 31 March 1596 in La Haye (now Descartes),Touraine, France. René Descartes was a French philosopher whose work, La géométrie, includes his application of algebra to geometry from which we now have Cartesian geometry. His work had a great influence on both mathematicians and philosophers. René Descartes died on 11 February 1650 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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