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Baruch Spinoza

b. 24 November 1632 Amsterdam
d. 21 February 1677

Spinoza was, of course, best known for his philosophical studies.

The short work Reeckening van Kanssen (Calculation on Chance) has been attributed to Spinoza but this is by no means certain. It likely was published together with the Stelkonstige reeckening van den regenboog, that is, "Algebraic calculation of the rainbow." It may be found in  Benedicti de Spinoza, Opera quotquot reperta sunt, Volume III, pp. 248-252. This translation has been prepared using the French translation in the collected works of Christiaan Huygens, Vol. I, pp. 29-31. However, as some portions were omitted there, these have been added from the Dutch version.