# Mathematician:Frans van Schooten

## Mathematician

Dutch mathematician who is most known for popularizing the analytic geometry of René Descartes.

His $1659$ and $1661$ edition of his commentary on La Géométrie by René Descartes was highly influential, and used by Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz.

Dutch

## History

• Born: 15 May 1615 in Leiden, South Holland, Dutch Republic (now Netherlands)
• Died: 29 May 1660 in Leiden, South Holland, Dutch Republic (now Netherlands)

## Also known as

His full Latinized name was Franciscus van Schooten.

His name can also be written Frans van Schoten or Frans Verschooten.

Some sources refer to him as the Younger, or Junior, acknowledging the existence of his father (a professor of mathematics) with the same name.