# Mathematician:Pierre Hérigone

## Mathematician

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.

## Nationality

French (of Basque origin)

## History

- Born: 1580
- Died: 1643

## Publications

- 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**.

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Pierre Hérigone": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1986: David Wells:
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