Christiaan Huygens, Dutch Mathematician
and Scientist (1629-1695)

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  • Name: Christiaan Huygens
  • Birth: April 14, 1629, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Death: July 8, 1695, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Languages: Latin, French, Dutch
  • Who he was: Dutch mathematician and scientist known as an astronomer and physicist, among other things. He discovered Saturn's moon, Titan, and invented the pendulum clock. He was a proponent of the wave theory of light, and the Treatise on Light is one of his major works.
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