Blaise Pascal
1623  1662  Click the picture above  
Blaise Pascal was a very influencial French mathematician and philosopher who contributed to many areas of mathematics. He worked on conic sections and projective geometry and in correspondence with Fermat he laid the foundations for the theory of probability.  
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Some Quotations (47)
Mathematicians born in the same country
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