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Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
French scientist, philosopher, and mathematician who founded analytic
geometry, and introduced exponential notation, Cartesian co-ordinates, and
methods of solving polynomial equations to mathematics.
Borowski, E.J., & Borwein, J.M. (1989) "Collins
dictionary of mathematics, 2nd ed.", HarperCollins, ?
Also worked to promote the Catholic faith
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