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Christiaan Huygens

was born 393 years ago

14 April 1629

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.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Huygens/