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Ren Descartes (/dejkQrt/, also UK: /dejkQrt/, [16][17][18] French: [Yne dekat] (About this soundlisten); Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; adjectival form: Cartesian[19]:58 /kQrtiziYn, -i?Yn/;[16] 31 March 1596 - 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. A native of the Kingdom of France, he spent about 20 years (1629-1649) 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...See more