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Christiaan Huygens

Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer (14-Apr-1629 — 8-Jul-1695)


A. E. Bell. Christian Huygens. London: Edward Arnold. 1947. 220pp.

Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis. Lenses and Waves: Christiaan Huygens and the Mathematical Science of Optics in the Seventeenth Century. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2004. 287pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.753)

  7. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.98)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.250)

  9. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.250)

  10. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.152)

  11. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.259)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.153)

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