# Mathematician:Claude Perrault

## Mathematician

French architect, best known for his participation in the design of the east façade of the Louvre in Paris.

Also achieved success as a physician and anatomist, and as an author.

Wrote treatises on physics and natural history.

The first to investigate the tractrix, which he did in $1670$.

French

## History

• Born: 25 September 1613 in Paris
• Died: 9 October 1688 in Paris

## Publications

• Oeuvres diverses de Physique et de Mecanique