Definition of Gassendi, Pierre in English:

Gassendi, Pierre

Line breaks: Pierre Gas|sendi
Pronunciation: /ɡaˈsɛndi
, ɡasɑ̃di/
( 1592–1655), French astronomer and philosopher. He is best known for his atomic theory of matter, which was based on his interpretation of the works of Epicurus.

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