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Last NameSchooten    
Given NameFrans van     
alt. NamesF. v. S. ; F. van Schooten the younger / Franciscus a Schooten / Schotanus / Scotenus / F. v.S. d. Jüngere / François ;     
Marriage    
ChildrenPieter van Schooten (1634-1679), portrait painter in Leiden at the time and the teacher of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)    
Year born1615 in Leiden, Netherlands    
Year died1660, not 1661 or 1681    
Place of deathLeiden, Netherlands    
Father's occupationFrans van Schooten the Elder, professor of mathematics at Leiden    
Relativesbrother Joris van Schooten (1587-1651)    
Educationautodidactic studies of mathematics    
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked fornatural philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650): Principia philosophiae [Principles of Philosophy], Amsterdam 1644 & 1685 (woodcuts); Renati Des Cartes Geometria / Géometrie ; Principia matheseos universalis, seu Introductio ad geometriæ methodum; Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695); François Viète    
PatronageUniv. of Leiden (professorship in mathematics )    
Collaboratorspublisher Cornelis Blaeu ; publishers Abraham & Bonaventura Elzevier ;     
Techniquesmathematical, astronomical, optical & technical woodcut & line engraving; also portraiture    
Sample(s)http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frans_van_Schooten    
Archival sourceshttp://bwnw.cwi-incubator.nl/cgi-bin/uncgi/toon?nr=42&ftnr=1    
Published sourcesChristiaan Huygens (1629-1695) to F.v.S.; Descartes Correspondance AT III:611; B.S.Baigrie: Descartes’s Scientific Illustrations and ‘la grande mécanique de la nature’,” in Brian S. Baigrie, ed., Picturing Knowledge,Toronto 1996; Jasper van Putten: Thinking Visually 2010,2:26-28;     
otherF.v.S. met Descartes in 1632 and read his Géométrie (an appendix to his Discours de la méthode) while it was still unpublished; cf. also Claus Zittel in Intersections 4(2004):538f.     
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