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Rene Descartes

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Birthday
31, 1596
Birthplace
Indre-et-Loire, France
Death Date
Feb 11, 1650 (53)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1596
Birthplace
Indre-et-Loire, France
Death Date
Feb 11, 1650 (53)

About

Dealt in reason through meditations. He famously claimed, "I think therefore I am." He was considered to be the Father of Modern Philosophy.

Before Fame

He studied law at the University of Poitiers in accordance with his father's wishes.

Trivia

His innovations in mathematics influenced how graphing was done.

Family Life

His mother died when he was only one. He had a daughter named Francine Descartes.

Associated With

He was one of the major players during the Scientific Revolution along with Galileo Galilei.