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Jobst Burgi

Jobst Burgi (1552 - 1632) was a master clockmaker of Swiss origin, apprenticed to Habrecht, and working at the Court of Kassel in a team with the astronomers Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, and others.

Burgi invented the cross beat escapement. Several fine globe clocks by him exist in museums in Kassel, Vienna, the Louvre, Paris, and Gotha.

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