Pierre Gassendi

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Birthday
22, 1592
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 24, 1655 (63)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1592
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 24, 1655 (63)

About

An adherent to the philosophical schools of Modern Epicureanism and Empiricism, this French intellectual published philosophical works titled Animadversiones and Syntagma Philosophicum and also made contributions to the scientific field of astronomy.

Before Fame

After studying philosophy at the University of Aix-en-Provence, he earned a Doctor of Theology degree.

Trivia

The Gassendi lunar crater was named in his honor.

Family Life

A native of Champtercier, France, he was the son of Francoise Fabry and Antoine Gassend.

Associated With

He and fellow seventeenth-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal both objected to many of the theories of Aristotle.