Christiaen Huygens

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Christiaen Huygens

Birthplace: Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Death: Died in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
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Son of Constantijn Christiaan Huygens and Susanna van Baerle
Brother of Constantijn Huygens; Lodewijk Huygens; Philips Huygens and Suzanna Constantijn Christiaan Huygens

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Christiaen Huygens

He was a famous mathematician, physicist and astronomer. He invented the pendulum clock, the principal of the steamengine and a gunpowder engine. Jan Jansz Stampioen was for two years (1643-1645) his teacher for mathematics.

Huygens achieved note for his argument that light consists of waves, now known as the Huygens–Fresnel principle, which two centuries later became instrumental in the understanding of wave-particle duality. He generally receives credit for his discovery of the centrifugal force, the laws for collision of bodies, for his role in the development of modern calculus and his original observations on sound perception. See: Wikipedia-Duch ; Wikipedia-English

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Christiaen Huygens's Timeline

April 24, 1629
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
July 8, 1695
Age 66
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederland