Person: Descartes, René


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.

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Born 31 March 1596, La Haye (now Descartes),Touraine, France. Died 11 February 1650, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Algebra, Analysis, Applied Maths, Astronomy, Geometry, Number Theory, Physics, Set Theory, Special Numbers And Numerals, Topology

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