# Which mathematician and astronomer improved the mechanism of the pendulum clock in 1656?

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## Which mathematician and astronomer improved the mechanism of the pendulum clock in 1656?

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Christian Huygens is a Dutch mathematician, astronomer and physicist. He built the first pendulum clock, which improved the accuracy of existing clocks from 15 minutes to 15 seconds per day (1656). Huygens is generally credited for his fundamental role in the development of modern computing.