|Birth Day||January 22, 1592|
|Age||427 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Oct 24, 1655 (age 63)|
An adherent to the philosophical schools of Modern Epicureanism and Empiricism, this French intellectual published philosophical works titled Animadversiones and Syntagma Philosophicum and also made contributions to the scientific field of astronomy.
After studying philosophy at the University of Aix-en-Provence, he earned a Doctor of Theology degree.
The Gassendi lunar crater was named in his honor.
A native of Champtercier, France, he was the son of Francoise Fabry and Antoine Gassend.