Ramus

(1515-1572) (Pierre de la Ramée)
   humanist, mathematician, philosopher
   Born in Cuts, Vermandois, Ramus (the latinized name of Pierre de la Ramée), was opposed to the Scholastic tradition of Thomas Aquinas and wrote two works against Aristotle, which brought a strong reaction from the sorbonne. Nonetheless, he became the first professor of mathematics at the Collège royal (collège de france). Joining the Reformation, he had to give up his chair, which he regained after the Peace of Amboise, from 1563 to 1567. In his Dialectique (1555), the first philosophic treatise written in French, he upheld the use of the vernacular in debates and discourses. His Gramere (1562) is an essay on grammatical structure in which he proposed a reform of French orthography. He translated into French the Éléments of Euclid and published Arithmetica (1555); his various writings are collected in a work (Scholarum mathematicorum libri unus et triginta, (1562) in which he deals with negative numbers. Also, Ramus had a profound effect on methods of teaching and instruction. He was assassinated during the saint Bartholomew's day massacre.

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