When Rene got older his father wanted him to be a lawyer. But Rene did not want to be a lawyer. So he ran away to travel. In 1618 Rene went to go join the College of war.
While on the way to Breda he met a man named Isaac Beeckman. Isaac really like Rene because of his knowledge of mathematics. In 1622 Rene returned to France In 1663 the Pope had placed his work in books.
Rene died on February 11 th , 1650. The death was said to be Pneumonia. Still to this day Rene Descartes math has spread through the entire world.