|born on||14 April 1629 (greg.) at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Den Haag, Netherlands, 52n05, 4e19|
|Timezone||LMT m4e19 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||24°15' 07°45 Asc. 19°25'|
Dutch mathematician and natural philosopher. He is known particularly as an astronomer, physicist, probabilist and horologist.
Huygens was a leading natural philosopher of his time. His work included early telescopic studies of the rings of Saturn and the discovery of its moon Titan, the invention of the pendulum clock and other investigations in timekeeping. He published major studies of mechanics and optics, and a pioneer work on games of chance.
He died in The Hague on 8 July 1695.
- associate relationship with Colbert, Jean-Baptiste (born 29 August 1619 (greg.))
- child->parent relationship with Huygens, Constantijn (born 4 September 1596 (greg.))
- sibling relationship with Huygens, Constantijn Jr. (born 10 March 1628 (greg.))
- sibling relationship with Huygens, Lodewijck (born 13 March 1631 (greg.))
- (has as) teacher relationship with Pell, John (born 11 March 1611 (greg.))
Sy Scholfield quotes a transcription of his father's records in Cornelis Dirk Andriesse's book, "Huygens: The Man Behind the Principle" (Cambridge University Press, 2005), p. 34: "Christiann, our second child, was born in 1629 on 14 April, the Saturday before easter, in the night, at two o'clock exactly, the beginning of the aforementioned day."
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
- Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics