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Blaise Pascal was born at Clermont Auvergne France on June 19 1628 He was the son of tienne Pascal his father and Antoinette Bgone his mother who died when Blaise was only four years old After her death his only family was his father and his two sisters Gilberte and Jacqueline both of whom played key roles in Pascals life When Blaise was seven he moved from Clermont with his father and sisters to Paris It was at this time that his father began to school his son Though being strong intellectually Blaise had a pathetic physique Things went quite well at first for Blaise concerning his schooling His father was amazed at the ease his son was able to absorb the classical education thrown at him and tried to hold the boy down to a reasonable pace to avoid injuring his health P 74Bell Blaise was exposed to all subjects all except mathematics which was taboo His father forbid this from him in the belief that Blaise was strain his mind Faced with this opposition Blaise demanded to know what was mathematics His father told him that generally speaking it was the way of making precise figures and finding the proportions among them P 39Cole This set him going and during his play times in this room he figured out ways to draw geometric figures such as perfect circles and equilateral triangles all of this he accomplished Due to the fact that tienne took such painstaking measures to hide mathematics from Blaise to the point where he told his friends not to mention math at all around him Blaise did not know the names to these figures So he created his own vocab for them calling a circle a round and lines he named bars After these definitions he made himself axioms and finally made perfect demonstrations P 39Cole His progression was far enough that he reached
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