Mathematician:Étienne Pascal

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French tax official and lawyer who also had an interest in science and mathematics.

Noted, and respected, for being unusually honest and honourable in his demanding professional position.

Investigated what is now known as the Limaçon of Pascal.

Most famous, however, for being the father of Blaise Pascal.

A member of the informal Académie Parisienne.




  • Born: 2 May 1588 in Clermont (now Clermont-Ferrand), Auvergne, France
  • Died: 24 September 1651 in Paris, France

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