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, the bridge between algebra and geometry, crucial to the discovery of infinitesimal calculus and analysis.
  • One of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution and has been described as an example of genius.
  • Dubbed the 'Father of Modern Philosophy'.

Significant publications

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