Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza (born November 24th 1632, died February 21st, 1677) was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese birth. Spinoza is credited with laying the foundation for the Age of Enlightenment, which took place during the 18th century. Spinoza presented a God philosophy that was nondual in nature and which Einstein later identified with and called similar to his own. Spinoza is considered one of the most important rationalists of 17th-century philosophy.