Rene Descartes

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  • When and Where Rene Was Born
  • Childhood
  • Family
  • Rene Descartes was born on March 31, 1596. He died on February 11, 1650. He was born in France and died in Sweden.
  • Education
  • When Rene was only 1 years old his mother Jeanne Brochard had died. A small town in France was named after he was born.
  • Famous for...
  • Rene's mother name is Jeanne Brochard. His father is Joachim Descartes. Rene had a daughter called Francine Descartes. Francine died at the age of 5. His spouse was Jeanne Brochard.
  • What we use their fame for today
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  • Rene Descartes studied in the university of Poitiers for only 2 years. (1614-1616) Then he moved on to Leiden University. After studying there he moved to Prytanee National Militaire.
  • Descartes was known and famous for being a philosopher, mathematician, and a scientist as well. In math he invented the Cartesian coordinate system.
  • Thanks to Rene Descartes for inventing the Cartesian coordinate system now we use it as a coordinate system that specifies each point in a plane by a pair of numerical coordinates. These also help us see the signed distances from two fixed perpendicular directed lines, measured in the same unit of length.
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