Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens

Born: April 14, 1629

Died: July 8, 1695

Nationality: Dutch

Occupation: Mathematician

Biography: Christiaan Huygens, FRS was a prominent Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist. His work included early telescopic studies elucidating the nature of the rings of Saturn and the discovery of its moon Titan, the invention of the pendulum clock and other investigations in timekeeping, and studies of both optics and the centrifugal force.