Blaise Pascal

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Blaise Pascal

Name: 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."

Significant publications

  • Provincial Letters.
  • Geometry of conics.


"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"

"To understand is to forgive."