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Marin Mersenne, 1588-1648. Early Modern French priest and philosopher. He corresponded widely and was a close friend of Descartes. He is remembered today largely for his contributions to number theory, especially the theory of Mersenne primes.
http://galileo.rice.edu/Catalog/NewFiles/mersenne.html
Basic biographical facts compiled as part of the Galileo Project.
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10209b.htm
Article by C.A. Dubray reviewing the intellectual career of this learned Minim friar.
http://www.imss.fi.it/vuoto/emerse.html
Brief article focusing on Mersenne's role in the early scientific debate on this problem of the vacuum.
http://primes.utm.edu/mersenne/LukeMirror/mersenne.htm
A collection of pages and links concerned with this philosopher, mathematician and scientist.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Mersenne.html
Biography of the Minim friar and his contributions to number theory. Includes references, pictures, and cross-references to other topics.
http://www.stetson.edu/~efriedma/periodictable/html/Mn.html
Concise biography.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marin_Mersenne
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