Galileo's Villa - Galileo's Escapement

The Villa where Galileo designed his version of the first pendulum clock, but it was never completed.


Latitude: 43.754900700000
Longitude: 11.251788900000

Timeline of Events Associated with Galileo's Villa - Galileo's Escapement

Date Event Manage

Galileo's Escapement

1656 to 1656

First Pendulum Clock

The first clock that utilizes the pendulum is attributed to Huygens in 1656. This increased the accuracy of clocks from 15 minutes per day to 15 secinds per day. This led to the development of the 'seconds pendulum' which became a standard 0.994-meter long pendulum used in all quality clocks.

The first pendulum clock, invented by Christiaan Huygens in 1656