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        Dutch physicist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens (1629-93) | Pre-Industrial Revolution Inventors and Inventions

        Dutch physicist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens (1629-93), the inventor of the pendulum clock. The idea of using a pendulum to measure time had been proposed by Galileo (1564-1642) but he had not found how to keep one swinging. On Christmas Day 1656 Huyg

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