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Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662)

Blaise Pascal widely known playing a key role in laying the foundations of probability theory was born in Clermont-Ferrant, France. He was the son of a civil se...
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Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626)

Francis Bacon was born in London England and attended Trinity College in Cambridge. Following his graduation, he intended to become a lawyer but eventually deci...
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Rene Descartes (1596 – 1650)

Rene Descartes was born in France and educated at the Royal Jesuit College. He developed the habit of sleeping in 'til late every morning, which is how he got i...
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Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 – 1527)

Niccolo Machiavelli's was a political theorist to whom there were no immoral decisions when it came to preserving or expanding the sovereign's influence. In ...
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207 – 1273)

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was born in a province of the Persian Empire. When the Mongol invasion became a threat to the region, Rumi's family resettled in Anat...
Moses Maimonides

Moses Maimonides (1135 – 1204)

Moses Maimonides was born into a Jewish family in what was once Muslim Spain. He was educated in both Hebrew and Arabic. When the Berber Almohad dynasty came...
Philosopher Averroes

Averroes (1126 – 1198)

Averroes is the European name of Islamic philosopher Ibn Rushd. He was born in what is present day Spain during the time when Muslim culture dominated the regio...
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Avicenna (980 – 1037)

Avicenna was a philosopher of Persian origin who wrote mainly in Arabic. His actual name was Ign Sina and was born in 980 in what is present day Uzbekistan. ...
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Anicius Boethius (480 – 525 AD)

Anicius Boethius was boring in the Western Roman Empire during a time when the Ostrogothic Kingdom had taken control of the area that is present day Italy. He w...
St Augustine of Hippo

St Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430AD)

St. Augustine was born in what is present day North Africa in the town of Thagaste. His mother was Christian and his father a pagan. After getting an education ...