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19/06/1623 French mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal is born

Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. He laid the foundation for the modern theory of probabilities. In hydrodynamics Pascal formulated what came to be known as Pascal's law of pressure and invented the syringe and hydraulic press. He also built the first mechanical calculator to help his father, a tax collector, with his work. The device was called Pascaline.


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