René Descartes, 56, passed away on February 11th, 1650 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known as the “modern philosopher” René Descartes was born on March 31st, 1596 in La Haye en Touraine. He was one of 5children, his mother passed away when he was only one. He had 2 sisters Jeanne and Anne. He also had to brothers Pierre and Joachim. He was very well educated he was the first at the Jesuit college at the age of 8. Earned his law degree at the age of 22. His teacher influenced him and he changed his path to mathematical and logic understanding of the world. He also went to the University of Poitiers from (1614-1616), Leiden University and Prytanee National militaire..He was never married but he did have a daughter, Francine born in the Netherlands in 1635. Sadly she passed away at the age of 5 from a fever. He moved to the Netherlands in 1628 because life in France was too “Bustling” for him to focus on his work. He had a planned education for Francine in France, Having an arrangement for her to live with relatives. René Descartes was always one step ahead and always had a set plan. Today we still use mathematics but if we did not have René Descartes to help us out then mathematics would be useless. He hoped that one day his physics would one day replace that of Aristotle on church and would be taught in Catholic schools. In 1641 Descartes published the Meditation on First Philosophy, in Which Is Proved the Existence of God and the Immortality Soul. He wrote the book in Latin and dedicated to the Jesuit professors at the Sorbonne in Paris. Descartes’s general goal was to help human begin master possess nature. He provides an understanding of the trunk of the tree of knowledge in The World, Dioptrics, Meteorology, and Geometry. Descartes believed that all material bodies are machines that operated by mechanical principles.René Descartes influenced many people such as Isaac Newton, John Locke, Baruch Spinoza and many more. Descartes was a smart, kind, caring man and would be proud to know that his mathematical method is still being used.