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.

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Catalog of the Scientific Community: Mersenne, Marin
Basic biographical facts compiled as part of the Galileo Project.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Marin Mersenne
Article by C.A. Dubray reviewing the intellectual career of this learned Minim friar.
Horror Vacui? Marin Mersenne
Brief article focusing on Mersenne's role in the early scientific debate on this problem of the vacuum.
Luke's Marin Mersenne Page
A collection of pages and links concerned with this philosopher, mathematician and scientist.
Marin Mersenne
Biography of the Minim friar and his contributions to number theory. Includes references, pictures, and cross-references to other topics.
Marin Mersenne
Concise biography.
Wikipedia: Marin Mersenne
Entry from this openly-edited online reference tool.

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