Blaise Pascal was born June 19, 1623 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Pascal was a truly great mathematician, physicist, and philosopher. I see his name all the time in my work because the SI unit of pressure is the pascal.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
The Wikipedia entry for Monsieur Pascal I find to be excellent so I’ll send you there for more about this giant of science.