The French man who gave us Hydraulics (and other things)

May 2, 2020 3:10 pm


One of the greatest scientists of the past is Blasie Pascal. Although he only lived to thirty nine he has given us so much with his work in physics and mathematics that his theories and laws still live on today. That was only the start, he was also an inventor and still had time to ponder the inner mysteries of the Catholic church as well. Without him we would not have the  Hydraulic Winch like those from, calculators and geometry. Those last two things he did in his teens.

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Pascal  was born in 1623 where he was homeschooled by his tax collecting Dad in the French town of Clermont-Ferrand. It was clear from the start he was a bright lad but he was also a rather sickly child. This was to plague him throughout his life and was ultimately why he died at such a young age.

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His greatest contribution to the field of mathematics regarding Geometry wasn’t released until almost a century after his death, leaving many to wonder why it hadn’t come out before. It might have been because he dared to go against Aristoles working on vacuum and light. He did like to be a little controversial.