Descartes, Rene du Perron

Born: 1596 AD
Died: 1650 AD, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Mathematicians, Musicians, Philosophers, Poets

French mathematician and philosopher


founder of analytic geometry


wrote "Discourse on Method" 1637, "Meditationes de Prima Philosophia" 1641


sought to derive knowledge from indubitable 1st principle "I think, therefore I exist" (also "Cogito, ergo sum")

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