Mathematician:Pierre Hérigone

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French mathematician and astronomer of Basque origin.

Taught in Paris for most of his life.

His greatest influence was his invention of notation.

Believed to have been a teacher of Blaise Pascal.


French (of Basque origin)


  • Born: 1580
  • Died: 1643


  • 1637 -- 1643 Cursus mathematicus (2nd edition 1644)

Also known as

His name was also used in its Latin form Petrus Herigonius.

Some sources report his name in its French form without the accent: Herigone.

His actual name was Baron Clément Cyriaque de Mangin.

Also used the alias Denis Henrion.