When was the first clock first invented?
Liaug Ling-can invented the first mechanical clock in the year 724
Actually the clock was invented by a bunch of people. The ancients created the sundial which was the first instrument to measure time. The guy you're thinking of is Eli Terry, who in 1797 received his first patent for a clock. He is known as the founder of the American clock-making industry. You can find more info on Wikipedia.