Person: Huygens, Christiaan


Christiaan Huygens was a Dutch mathematician who patented the first pendulum clock, which greatly increased the accuracy of time measurement. He laid the foundations of mechanics and also worked on astronomy and probability.

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Born 14 April 1629, The Hague, Netherlands. Died 8 July 1695, The Hague, Netherlands.

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Algebra, Analysis, Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Geography, Geometry, Origin Netherlands, Number Theory, Physics, Puzzles And Problems, Special Numbers And Numerals

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive