Christiaan Huygens

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Birthday
14, 1629
Birthplace
The Hague, Netherlands
Death Date
Jul 8, 1695 (66)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
14, 1629
Birthplace
The Hague, Netherlands
Death Date
Jul 8, 1695 (66)

About

Dutch mathematician and leading natural philosopher of his time who worked on early telescopic studies of the rings of Saturn. He also did revolutionary work on games of chance.

Before Fame

He spent time at the French Academy of Sciences with the approval of King Louis XIV.

Trivia

He invented the pendulum clock, a clock that uses a a swinging weight as its timekeeping element.

Family Life

His parents were named Suzanna van Baerle and Constantijn Huygens.

Associated With

Another famous astronomer like Huygens was Leonard Euler.