Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens (1629 - 1695)

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Christiaan Huygens
Born in The Hague, Dutch Republicmap
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Died in The Hague, Dutch Republicmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Nov 2014
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Huygens is best remembered as a brilliant Dutch astrophysicist whose theories of light & optics led to major advances in telescope design. He was born into a wealthy, influential Dutch family. His father, Constantijn Huygens, was a diplomat and advisor to the House of Orange; and also a poet and musician. His friends included Galileo Galilei, Marin Mersenne and René Descartes.


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Huygens Family (father center, Christiaan right)
Huygens Family (father center, Christiaan right)

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On 23 Apr 2016 at 00:29 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Curiosity :D Doug!
Christiaan Huygens on Dutch Money 1950-1970

On 13 Oct 2015 at 23:57 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Hi Doug, I just made profiles for Christiaan's parents today and added them. Will work slowly on the rest of the family. I think they should be all at WikiTree! :)

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