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Hans Lippershey

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
    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.
  • Who Invented the Telescope? | Space
    Dec 21, 2017 – Several men laid claim to inventing the telescope, but the credit usually goes to Hans Lippershey, a Dutch lensmaker, in 1608. Galileo Galilei …
  • Hans Lippershey | Biography, Inventions and Facts – Famous Inventors
    Hans Lippershey Biography – Hans Lippershey invented “Telescope” Hans Lippershey (also known as Jan Lippersheim or Hans Lippersheim) was a Dutch …
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    Hans Lippershey is today remembered as the person who started the modern history of telescopes. Here you can find out more about his life, and events that …
  • Hans Lippershey – biography – Google Sites
    Hans Lippershey was born in Wesel (western Germany) around the year 1570. Little is known about his early life, but he eventually moved to Middelburg, the …
  • Hans Lippershey | Revolvy
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Samuel Pierpont Langley

Title: Samuel Pierpont Langley

Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906) was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and aviation pioneer.

He attended Boston Latin School, graduated from English High School of Boston, was an assistant in the Harvard College Observatory, then moved to a job ostensibly as a professor of mathematics at the United States Naval Academy, but actually was sent there to restore the Academy’s small observatory. In 1867, he became the director of the Allegheny Observatory and a professor of astronomy at the Western University of Pennsylvania, now known as the University of Pittsburgh, a post he kept until 1891 even while he became the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1887. Langley was the founder of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. In 1888 Langley was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society. In 1898, he received the Prix Jules Janssen, the highest award of the Société astronomique de France, the French astronomical society.

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Name(s):
      Samuel Pierpont Langley
Birth:
      August 22, 1834, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Death:
      February 27, 1906, Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Known for:
      Solar physics
Education:
      The English High School,
      Boston Latin School,
      Boston High School
Awards:
      Rumford Medal,
      Henry Draper Medal,
      Rumford Prize,
      John Scott Legacy Medal and Premium


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