#106 Overall Influence

Blaise Pascal

French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher

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Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, writer and Catholic theologian.He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest mathematical work was on conic sections; he wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of 16. He later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. In 1642, while still a teenager, he started some pioneering work on calculating machines , establishing him as one of the first two inventors of the mechanical calculator.

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#33 World Rank
Religious Studies
#81 World Rank
Philosophy
#86 World Rank
Mathematics
#194 World Rank
Literature
#228 World Rank
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