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 …
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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
    Hans Lippershey (1570 – buried 29 September 1619), also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch spectacle-maker. He is commonly …

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