# Definition:Académie Parisienne

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## Definition

The **Académie Parisienne** was an informal academic society established in $1635$ by the Franciscan friar Marin Mersenne, sponsored and encouraged by Cardinal Richelieu.

It consisted of some $140$ correspondents from around Europe, and formed a hub of mathematical interaction through which the leading minds of the time could communicate with each other.

Mersenne's copious correspondence held it all together.

It was to form the nucleus of the later more formal Académie des Sciences, which was chartered in $1666$.

## Notable Members

- Marin Mersenne
- Gilles Personne de Roberval
- Girard Desargues
- Étienne Pascal
- Blaise Pascal
- Pierre Gassendi
- René Descartes
- Galileo Galilei
- Evangelista Torricelli
- Bonaventura Cavalieri
- Pierre de Fermat
- Bernard Frénicle de Bessy
- Thomas Hobbes

## Also see

- Results about
**Académie Parisienne**can be found here.

## Sources

- 1992: George F. Simmons:
*Calculus Gems*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {A}.12$: Mersenne ($1588$ – $1648$)