Huygens, Christiaan

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Huygens, Christiaan Gender: M
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)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°15' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°45 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 19°25'

Christiaan Huygens


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Pell, John (born 1 March 1611 Jul.Cal. (11 Mar 1611 greg.))
  • role played of/by Bierens de Haan, David (born 3 May 1822). Notes: Bierens de Haan edited and publihed his work
  • role played of/by Korteweg, Diederik (born 31 March 1848). Notes: Editor of 'Oeuvres Complètes' of Christiaan Huygens


Source Notes

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