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Francois Viete Francois Viete went to many places and did a lot of things He lived for 63 years In his life he got to do more or at least as much he wanted to do He got to work for Kings and also been married twice Francois Viete was a very interesting He also went to a few different countries Francois Viete was born in 1540 in Frontenay-le-Comte France It is now the province of Vendee His father was Etenne Viete who was a lawyer and his mother was Marguerite Dupont They both came from well-to-do families He enjoyed all the available educational opportunities He did preliminary studies in Frontenay before moving to study law at the University of Poitiers He earned his degree in 1560 He practiced it for four years then abandoned it for a legal profession in 1564 He wanted to enter the employment of Antionette dAubeterre as private tutor to her daughter Catherine of Parthenay He became a friend and was confidant of Catherine during the years he spent as her tutor He remained her loyal and trusted adviser for the rest of his life Parshall 1 He took his teaching duties very seriously while he was preparing lectures for his charge on variety an of topics about science The first scientific work dates were all from this period It involves topics which would continue to occupy him throughout his life In 1571 he began publication of his track It was intended to form a preliminary mathematical part of a major study on the Ptolemaic astronomical model He continued to embrace the Ptolemaic Parshall 1 The service to Catherines noble family took him to La Rochelle ultimately then to Paris In 1573 he came under the eye of King Charles IX He appointed him as counselor to the parliament of Brittany at Rennes Then he remained in this post untill 1580 when he returned to Paris to take up
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