Blaise Pascal

Blaise PascalName: Blaise Pascal

Born: June 19, 1623 in Clermont-Ferrand, France

Death: August 19, 1662 (Age: 39)

Computer related contributions

  • French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, philosopher, and child prodigy.
  • In 1642, while still a teenager he invented the Pascaline.
  • Created the theorem know known as "Pascal's Theorem"

Publications

  • Provincial Letters
  • Geometry of conics

Quotes

"All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room."

"Do you want people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself."

"Law, without force, is impotent"