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Born in Clermont-Ferrand on June 19, 1623, Blaise Pascal was educated by his father after his mother died when he was only three years old. A precocious child, at the age of 16 he wrote an Essai sur les coniques and completed his pascaline in 1645. In mathematics, his probability theory and his "Treatise on the arithmetic triangle" became famous. His work will be of great value for the future of statistics. In physics, Pascal wrote a treatise on vacuum, invented the hydraulic press, and perfected Torricelli's barometer. In 1654, after having been close to death in a car accident and having had a mystical experience, Pascal decided to devote himself to God and religion. He elaborates the principles of his philosophical doctrine centered on the opposition of the two fundamental elements of knowledge: on the one hand, reason with its mediations which tend towards exactitude and logic, and, on the other hand, the heart, intuitive, able to learn the ineffable, the religious and the moral. Pascal's conceptions are collected in the works  Les Provinciales (1656-1657), a set of 18 letters written to defend the Jansenist Antoine Arnauld against the Jesuits, and Pensées (1670), a treatise on spirituality published after his death.

  • Design and line-engraving: Pierre ALBUISSON
  • Printing process: 5 colours steel-engraving 
  • Size of the stamp: 52 x 40,85 mm horizontal
  • Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
  • Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations

Part Second part
Year 2023
Design and line-engraving Pierre ALBUISSON
Printing process 5 colours steel-engraving
Issue date 19 June 2023
Size of the stamp 52 x 40,85 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue 36 000 stamps
Note Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations