Person record: HUYGENS, Constantijn  (1596-1687)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameConstantijn HUYGENS
Relevance of this personpoet and composer; father of possible inventor of magic lantern 
Main period of activityN/A
Relationships to other peoplefather of HUYGENS, Christiaan  (1629-1695)
father of HUYGENS, Lodewijk  (1631-1699)
4 September 1596born atDen Haag, Netherlands
28 March 168790died atDen Haag, Netherlands
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* Willem Wagenaar, The origins of the lantern: the true inventor of the magic lantern -- Kircher, Walgenstein or Huygens? in NMLJ 1.3 (March 1980), p. 11

Lucerna ID no. 6003602Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016