Rene Descartes: Biography, Facts & Quotes


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Which of Descartes' family members died when Descartes was a baby?

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1. Which of the following is true of Descartes' education?

2. Who was Marin Mersenne, in relation to Rene Descartes?

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The quiz and worksheet help check your comprehension of Rene Descartes. His life and important facts about him are topics on the quiz.

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  • Descartes' education
  • One of Descartes' family members that died when he was a baby
  • Which friend Descartes that visited in 1649
  • Who Marine Mersenne was

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