• Born date: 1596-03-31
  • Born in: Indre-et-Loire
  • Death date: 1650-02-11
  • Death in: Sweden
René Descartes

René Descartes (French: [ʁəne dekaʁt]; Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; adjectival form: "Cartesian"; 31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician and writer who spent most of his life in the Dutch Republic. He has been dubbed The Father of Modern Philosophy, and much subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day.

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