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Willebrord Snell

was born 442 years ago

13 June 1580

Willebrord Snell was a Dutch mathematician who is best known for the law of refraction, a basis of modern geometric optics; but this only become known after his death when Huygens published it.

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