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1629, Apr 141649-16931695, Jul 8
a prominent Dutch mathematician, scientist, astronomer, physicist, probabilist and horologist. 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.
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08/13/1642-Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap 
03/25/1655-Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, Saturn's largest moon
10/04/1675-Christiaan Huygens patents pocket watch
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Constantijn Huygens
...William II of Orange, and the father of the scientist Christiaan Huygens. He became friends with John Donne, and translated...
Constantijn Huygens Jr.
...(sometimes in conjunction with his younger brother Christiaan Huygens). But, he was also a chronicler of his times, revealing...
Denis Papin
...medical degree in 1669. In 1673, while working with Christiaan Huygens and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in Paris, he became...
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Christiaan Huygens1629, Apr 141649
 
16931695, Jul 8

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