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Pierre de Carcavi was born in about 1603, in Lyon, France and died in Paris in April 1684. He was a secretary of the National Library of France under Louis XIV. Carcavi was a French mathematician.

Carcavi is known for his correspondence with Pierre de Fermat, Blaise Pascal, Christiaan Huygens, Galileo Galilei, Marin Mersenne, Evangelista Torricelli and René Descartes.

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  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Pierre de Carcavi", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.