#17 Overall Influence

René Descartes

French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist

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René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist who invented analytical geometry, linking the previously separate fields of geometry and algebra. He spent a large portion of his working life in the Dutch Republic, initially serving 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

University in the Netherlands

Leiden University

University in Leiden, Netherlands

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#9 World Rank
Philosophy
#19 World Rank
Mathematics
#19 World Rank
Physics