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, Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - 1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)


"In 1656 Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656 and patented it in 1657. This technology reduced the loss of time by clocks from about 15 minutes to about 15 seconds per day."

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"Christiann Huygens was born in Holland, April 14, 1629. His birthplace was probably Zulichem and this is often used for him almost as a second family name. In 1665 he was invited to Paris by Louis XIV to found a Royal Academy of Sciences. He returned to Holland in 1681 and died there in 1695. In 1657 he produced his first pendulum clock and in 1673 his work on the clock was published at Paris. He was not merely a clock maker but a great scientist, interested particularly in Mathematics and Physics."

Time & Timekeepers: Including the History, Construction, Care, and Accuracy of Clocks and Watches by Willis Isbister Milham,
Macmillan, 1923



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