Marin Mersenne

1588 - 1648

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Marin Mersenne was a French monk who is best known for his role as a clearing house for correspondence between eminent philosophers and scientists and for his work in number theory.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (30 books/articles)

A Poster of Marin Mersenne

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Mersenne's Publications
  2. Mersenne and Copernicanism

Honours awarded to Marin Mersenne
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Lunar featuresCrater Mersenius


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. Luke Welsh (A home page for Mersenne)
  1. The Catholic Encyclopedia
  2. The Galileo Project
  3. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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