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Mersenne, Marin [Astro*Index]


(1558-1648). French mathematician.

Attended school with Descartes. Joined the Minim Friars, in 1611. Best known for the "Mersenne Numbers." Supporting experimentation, he opposed astrology, alchemy, and divination.


See also:
♦ Descartes, Rene


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