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René Descartes

René DescartesBorn: 31-Mar-1596
Birthplace: La Haye, Touraine, France
Died: 11-Feb-1650
Location of death: Stockholm, Sweden
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church, Paris, France

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher, Mathematician

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Discours de la Méthode

Military service: Army of Maurice of Nassau (1618); Army of Maximilian I (1619-20)

Father: Joachim Descartes (b. 1563, d. 1640)
Mother: Jeanne Brochard (b. 1566, d. 13-May-1597)
Sister: Jeanne (b. 1590)
Brother: Pierre (b. 1591)
Girlfriend: Helena Jans
Daughter: Francine (b. Jul-1635, d. 1640 scarlet fever)

    University: College Royal Henry-Le-Grand, La Flèche (age 8, Jesuit school)
    Law School: University of Poitiers (1616, law degree)
    Military School: Breda, Holland (1618)

    Duel Paris
    Exhumed 1666
    Exhumed 1792
    Exhumed 1819

Is the subject of books:
The Olympian Dreams and Youthful Rebellion of René Descartes, 1992, BY: John R. Cole
Cogito ergo Sum: The Life of René Descartes, 2002, BY: Richard A. Watson

Author of books:
Discours de la Méthode (1637)
Meditationes de Prima Philosophia (1641)
Principia Philosophiae (1644)
Les Passions de l'âme (1649)
Musicae Compendium (1650)
Regulae ad Directionem Ingenii (1701)

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