Van Schooten, and completed in the juridical school of Breda.
About the beginning of the 17th century various mathematical works by Franciscus Vieta were published, which were afterwards collected by Franz van Schooten and republished in 1646 at Leiden.
Vieta's writings thus became very quickly known; but, when Franciscus van Schooten issued a general edition of his works in 1646, he failed to make a complete collection, although probably nothing of very great value has perished.
Van Schooten at Leiden in 1646.
Schooten (Leiden, 1656) and, most successfully of all, by R.
Francis Schooten (Commentary on Descartes) assigns the invention of the curve to Rene Descartes and the first publication on this subject after Descartes to Marin Mersenne.
Van Schooten, and more completely by John Wallis, who showed that they possessed properties similar to those of the common cycloid.