René Descartes

Updated: 12/20/2017 by Computer Hope
René Descartes

Name: René Descartes

Born: March 31, 1596, in La Haye en Touraine, Touraine, France

Death: February 11, 1650 (Age: 53)

Computer-related contributions

  • French philosopher, mathematician, and writer.
  • Credited as the father of analytical geometry, which bridges algebra and geometry, and was crucial to the discovery of infinitesimal calculus.
  • One of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution.
  • Dubbed the Father of Modern Philosophy.

Significant publications

  • Correspondence (1657).
  • Musicae Compendium (1656).
  • Les passions de l'âme (1649).
  • Responsiones Renati Des Cartes (1648).