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  • E-Profiles of Philosophers, Scientists and Benevolent Despots…
  • Name: GalileoOrigin: ItalyLife Span: 78years
  • Inventions: Telescope, geometric compass, Microscope and thermometer._______________________________Discovery : He developed many important scientific theories and critical observations of the solar-system and proved the heliocentric system: that is, Sun is the centre of the universe, and not the Earth.
  • Name: Johannes KeplerOrigin: GermanyActive years: 59
  • Inventions: He made the keplerian telescope, which consists of two covex objective lens.-----------------------------------------Discovery: The shape of any planet's orbit (path) is an ellipse (oval), the speed at which a planet makes its orbit is based on its distance from the Sun, and the planets do not wander in sky at random they obey strict, natural and mathematical laws.
  • His discovery brought a realization in people. They began to wonder that how many other aspects of live were controlled by definite physical laws…
  • Name: Rene DescartesOrigin: FranceLife Span: 54 years
  • Contributions: His most well-known contributions to the field of mathematics was his work in analytical geometry. He also introduced the basic principles of Algebra. Descartes invented the system of using the first letters of the alphabet to represent known quantities, and the last letters to represent unknowns in a quadratic equation.
  • Ideas towards religion: He argued that God exists and he would not deceive his created beings, so the things we experience around us must also be real. He even believed that all material bodies, including the human body, are machines that operate by mechanical principles.
  • Name: Isaac NewtonOrigin: EnglandActive years: 85
  • Profession: Mathematician.__________________________________Discovery: Newton was the first one to discover about the force of gravity while he was sitting under an apple tree, and an apple fell on his head! _________________________________Inventions: Reflecting Telescope, White Light Composition, Differential and Integral Calculus etc.
  • Name: Jean Jacques Rousseau
    Origin: France
    Life span: 66 years
  • Philosopher
    Arguments : he argued that the will of
    majority is the most important political
    force and if somebody is against majority
    he is wrong. He said that people should
    pay taxes and obey the laws if the want a
    better and stabled society. His book the
    social contract begins with a sentence
    “man was born free but every where he is
    in chains”
  • Name : John Locke
    Origin : England
    Life span : 62 years
  • Philosopher
    Philosophies: people should be given the right and liberty to drive out the unjust and tyrannous and cruel rulers. He argued against the exercise of any governmental effort to promote or restrict any religious
    believes or practices.
  • Name : VoltaireOrigin : France life span : 84 years
  • Philosopher
    He was one of the most important
    person in the French revolution. He did
    not wanted injustice and the power of
    the monarch and the Catholic church. He wanted that everyone should be given the right to speech and also wanted his country to adopt the system similar to England where democracy
    had already occurred
  • Name : Fredrick the greatOrigin : PrussiaLife span: 1740-1786
  • The enlightened despots
    Developments:he made Prussia one of the leading states in the Europe. He developed his own strong army. He released his own slaves and made every one equal under the laws
  • Name : Maria Theresaorigin :Austrialife span : 1740-1780
  • Benevolent
    She reformed the taxation so that people from all classes could pay the taxes. The tax money was spent on the building of schools courts and education rather then religion.
  • Name : Catherine the greatOrigin : Russialife span :1762-1796
  • The Enlightened despots
    Catherine the great was a German princess. She also made reforms in the country. She made schools and universities and reduced the power of the church by taking much of the land. She also wanted to free her slaves but could not do so because the economy of the state depended on them. She also emphasized on education.
  • Made by:
    Muneeza Ali
    Salina Tahir Ali