French gambler, writer, philosopher and amateur mathematician best known for his work in probability theory.
- Born: 1607, Poitou, France
- Died: December 29, 1684
Theorems and Definitions
Results named for Antoine Gombaud can be found here.
- L'honnête homme (The Honest Man)
- Discours de la vraie honnêteté (Discourse on True Honesty)
The Chevalier de Méré was described by Blaise Pascal as having:
- a very good mind but no mathematics.
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz described him as having a penetrating mind, and being a philosopher and a gambler.
Also known as
Full name and title: Antoine Gombaud, Chevalier de Méré.
Usually referred to as the Chevalier de Méré.