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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was a child prodigy. Even though he died before his 40th birthday, he made massive contributions to various scientific fields. He invented the mechanical calculator, a precursor to computers. He was also a writer and philosopher. Pascal, the unit for measuring pressure was named after Blaise. Pascal is also a programming language. Pascal was born 388 years ago, on June 19th, 1623.
See Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaise_Pascal

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