Dutch Develop Compound Microscope

Various Dutch inventors developed the compound microscope with an objective and eyepiece between 1590 to 1608. Hans Jansen, his son Zacharias Jansen, or Hans Lippershey were all spectacle-makers. Dutch microscopist, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek created a better single-lens resolution microscope in 1678.

      1590, 1608
      Hans Jansen
      Lens Maker

Additional Information:

  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek – Wikipedia
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