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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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