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date: 19 June 2019

Pascal, Blaise 

Source:
A Dictionary of Scientists
Author(s):
 Market House Books Market House Books

(1623–1662) French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopherPascal was the son of a respected mathematician and a local administrator in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Early in life Pascal displayed evidence that he was an infant prodigy and apparently discovered Euclid's first 23 theorems for himself at the age of 11. While only 17 he published an essay on mathematics that ... ...

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