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Hans Lippershey (1570 – buried 29 September 1619), also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch spectacle-maker. He is commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, because he was the first one who tried to obtain a patent for it. It is, however, unclear if he was the first one to build a telescope.

Lippershey was born in Wesel, now in western Germany, in 1570. He settled in Middelburg, the capital of the province of Zeeland, now in the Netherlands, in 1594, married the same year and became a citizen of Zeeland in 1602. During that time he became a master lens grinder and spectacle maker and established a shop. He remained in Middelburg until his death, in September 1619.

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Name(s):
      Hans Lippershey
Birth:
      1570, Wesel, Germany
Death:
      September 1619, Middelburg, Netherlands
Known for:
      Inventor of the telescope (earliest known patent application)


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  • Hans Lippershey – Wikipedia
    Hans Lippershey (1570 – buried 29 September 1619), also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch spectacle-maker. He is commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, because he was the first one who tried to obtain a patent for it.
  • Hans Lippershey | Dutch inventor | Britannica.com
    Hans Lippershey, Lippershey also spelled Lipperhey, also called Jan Lippersheim or Hans Lippersheim, (born c. 1570, Wesel, Ger.—died c. 1619, Middelburg, Neth.), spectacle maker from the United Netherlands, traditionally credited with inventing the telescope (1608).
  • Hans Lippershey: Telescope and Microscope Inventor – ThoughtCo
    Jul 3, 2019 – Hans Lippershey (also known as Lipperhey), thought to be the inventor of the telescope. … Hans Lippershey was born in 1570 in Wesel, Germany, but little else is known about his early life. … While others, such as Jacob Metius and Zacharias Janssen, later also claimed to invent the …
  • Hans Lippershey – Molecular Expressions – Florida State University
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