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René Descartes (1596–1650) was a French mathematician and philosopher.
Descartes may also refer to:
- University of Paris V: René Descartes, a university in Paris
- The Descartes Prize, the European prize for excellence in scientific research and science communication
- Descartes (crater), on the Moon
- Descartes Highlands, landing site of Apollo 16 on the Moon
- Descartes (plotting tool), computer software
- Descartes, Indre-et-Loire, a commune of France
- Descartes Editeur, a French game publishing company
- René Descartes (ship), a cable-laying ship operated by France Télécom
- Descartes number, a number that is "almost" a perfect number
- Descartes' rule of signs, a mathematical technique devised by René Descartes that is used to find the number of positive, negative, and imaginary roots of a polynomial
- French frigate Descartes
People with the surname
- Francine Descartes (1635–1640), René Descartes' daughter
- Blanche Descartes, A collaborative pseudonym for R. Leonard Brooks, Arthur Harold Stone, Cedric Smith, and W. T. Tutte
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