Alphonse Antonio de Sarasa
Mathematician, Deceased Person
1618 – 1667
Who was Alphonse Antonio de Sarasa?
Alphonse de Sarasa was born in 1618, in Nieuwpoort in Flanders. In 1632 he was admitted as a novice in Ghent. It was there that he worked alongside Gregoire de Saint-Vincent whose ideas he developed, exploited, and promulgated. According to Sommervogel, Alphonse de Sarasa also held academic positions in Antwerp and Brussels.
In 1649 Alphonse de Sarasa published Solutio problematis a R.P. Marino Mersenne Minimo propositi. This book was in response to Marin Mersenne’s pamphlet "Reflexiones Physico-mathematicae" which reviewed Saint-Vincent’s Opus Geometricum and posed this challenge:
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