blaise pascal :
- n French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
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- Pascal's intellect helped him blaze trails in mathematics
Blaise Pascal's mechanical calculator, the Pascaline, invented in 1642. / Museum of Arts and Sciences, Paris. In 1642, when he was 19, Blaise Pascal thought he would try to ease his father’s burdens.
June 20, 2013 - The Journal News