Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal

Born: June 19, 1623

Died: August 19, 1662

Nationality: French

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Blaise Pascal, was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen.

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Source/Notes: Variant Translation: The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me. - Pensées (1669)