Jean Leurechon

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Jean Leurechon (1591–1670) was a French Jesuit priest and mathematician. He often wrote under the pseudonym Hendrik van Etten.

Life[edit]

He was born in 1591 in Bar le Duc, and died on 17 January 1670 in Pont-à-Mousson.

Career[edit]

At the age of 18, he entered the Jesuit college of Tournai in Belgium.

He joined the priesthood in 1624.

In 1629, he became the rector of a college. He was a professor of theology for two years.

Works[edit]

His most famous work is the Récréations Mathématiques written under the pseudonym Hendrik van Etten. The book is a collection of recreational mathematical puzzles. The book made him famous all over Europe.

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