The Head of Descartes
René Descartes was born on this day in 1596. He’s still being talked about in the 21st century. Even his head makes the news.Descartes was French, but he died in Sweden in 1650. Fans from his native country went to Sweden in 1666 and moved his body back to France. Along the way a bone and a finger were taken as souvenirs, and his head disappeared.