René Descartes

March 31, 1596 - February 11, 1650

Philosopher, Mathematician and Writer

From France
Served in the Dutch Republic
Affiliation: Catholic

"By 'God', I understand, a substance which is infinite, independent, supremely intelligent, supremely powerful, and which created both myself and everything else […] that exists. All these attributes are such that, the more carefully I concentrate on them, the less possible it seems that they could have originated from me alone. So, from what has been said it must be concluded that God necessarily exists."

René Descartes (1596-1650)