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Last Home of Descartes

René Descartes is one of the most influential philosopher-mathematicians in history, famous for suggesting “Cogito ergo sum,” or “I think, therefore I am.” A French native, he traveled extensively throughout his career in the early 17th century, but untimely met his demise in Sweden—some say because of the Swedish Queen Christina.

Descartes was a brilliant mind but not quite a brilliant businessman; toward the end of his life he was poor and living in the Netherlands, having lost most of what he owned. Then in 1649, the young Queen Christina of Sweden invited him to move to her country to tutor her in the ways of the ancient Greek philosophers.

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