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What is the invention of Hans Lippershey?

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Also, when did Hans Lippershey invent the microscope?


Similarly, what was Hans Lippershey known for? Hans Lippershey was a Dutch eyeglass maker who many historians believe was the inventor of the first telescope and is also sometimes credited with the invention of the compound microscope. Lippershey was born in Wesel, Germany and settled in the Netherlands, opening a spectacles shop in Middleburg.

Similarly, it is asked, why did Hans Lippershey invent the telescope?

In 1608, Lippershey laid claim to a device that could magnify objects three times. His telescope had a concave eyepiece aligned with a convex objective lens. Lippershey, therefore, gets the credit for the telescope, because of the patent application, while Jansen is credited with inventing the compound microscope.

When did Hans Lippershey die?

September 1619

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