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René Discartes

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A French (1596-1650) philosopher and mathematician born in La Haya, France, who died in Stockholm, Sweden where he went to teach Queen Christina of Sweden philosophy and his view on Christianity.[1]

Portrait of René Discartes painted by artist Frans Hals[2]

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References:

  1. René Descartes (1596-1650)’ (web page, in Danish), Asbjørn Petersen, Kristendom.dk, 2005, www.kristendom.dk/troens-hovedpersoner/ren%C3%A9-descartes-1596-1650 (accessed Jan. 9th, 2020)
  2. De eeuw van Rembrandt’ (CD multimedia, in Dutch), André Hatala, Joost de Geest and others, Bruxelles: Crédit communal de Belgique, 1997, www.worldcat.org/title/eeuw-van-rembrandt/oclc/492422266 (accessed Sep. 16th, 2020)
  3. René Descartes’ (encyclopedia), Gary Hatfield, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2014, Summer 2018 edition, edited by Edward N. Zalta, plato.stanford.edu/entries/descartes (accessed Jan. 9th, 2020)