Descartes expired as everyone does.
And so he thought
And so he was.*
*"Descartes was buried in Stockholm but is body was later transferred to Paris. The skull which lies with his remains in the church of St. Germain-des-Pres in Paris is almost certainly not that of Descartes. It appears that a captain in the Swedish guards who was present at the original exhumation removed the skull and replaced it with another. The skull was resold several times before eventually finding a home in the Musee de l'Homme in the Palais de Chaillot." from Bryan Magee's "The Story of Thought" p. 88.
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