René Descartes
#22 Overall Influence

René Descartes

French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist

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René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. A native of the Kingdom of France, he spent about 20 years of his life in the Dutch Republic after serving for a while in the Dutch States Army of Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange and the Stadtholder of the United Provinces. One of the most notable intellectual figures of the Dutch Golden Age, Descartes is also widely regarded as one of the founders of modern philosophy.

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Utrecht University
Utrecht University

University in the Netherlands

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Leiden University
Leiden University

University in Leiden, Netherlands

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#10 World Rank
Philosophy
#12 World Rank
Mathematics
#20 World Rank
Physics