Today – June 19

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Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Blaise Pascal – Early French prodigy in science and mathematics

Portrait of Pascal
Portrait of Pascal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623 – August 19, 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a civil servant. Pascal’s earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the construction of mechanical calculators, the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.

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