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.

More info at: Hans Lippershey – Wikipedia

Additional Articles associated with this person’s firsts:

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


Additional Information:

  • 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 …
  • Hans Lippershey – Inventor of Refracting Telescope
    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 …

Invention of the First Telescope

Hans Lippershey, a German-Dutch spectacle maker invented the first telescope Continue reading

First Transoceanic Jetliner Service

British Overseas Airways Corporation offers first transoceanic jetliner service Continue reading

First Commercial Typewriter

A Copenhagen company marketed the first commercial typewriter Skrive kugle by Danish inventor, Rasmus Malling-Hansen in October 1870. Continue reading

New Testament Translated into English

The New Testament was translated into English by William Tyndale, an English humanist scholar on July 1525 while exiled in Cologne, Germany. Earlier translation were prevented by British Church authorities the German printing was suppressed by their Church officials until the second printing made at Worms and disseminated in 1526. Tyndale was arrested in Antwerp, Belgium while working on the Pentateuch then strangled and burned at the stake on October 6, 1536. There were 50,000 copies of the New Testament in circulation following his death.

Date:
      July, 1525, October 1536, 1526
Name(s):
      William Tyndale

Location:
      Antwerp, Belgium, Cologne, Germany


Additional Information:

  • Bible translations into English – Wikipedia
    Early Modern English Bible translations are of between about 1500 and 1800, the period of Early Modern English. This, the first major period of Bible translation into the English language, began with the introduction of the Tyndale Bible. The first complete edition of his New Testament was in 1526.
  • Tyndale Bible – Wikipedia
    Tyndale Bible. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The beginning of the Gospel of John from a copy of the 1526 edition of William Tyndale’s New Testament at the British Library. The Tyndale Bible generally refers to the body of biblical translations by William Tyndale ( c. 1494–1536).
  • English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible
    The fascinating story of how we got the Bible in its present form actually starts thousands of years ago, as briefly outlined in our Timeline of Bible Translation …
  • From Wycliffe to King James (The Period of Challenge) | Bible.org
    Jul 6, 2004 – Until John Wycliffe translated the New Testament, only small portions of the Bible had been translated into English. The English language …
  • HISTORY OF BIBLE TRANSLATIONS
    Soon after the publication of Luther’s New Testament an English scholar, William Tyndale, is studying in Wittenberg – where he probably matriculates in May 1524. Tyndale begins a translation of the New Testament from Greek into English. His version is printed at Worms in 1526 in 3000 copies.

Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were paper manufacturers from Annonay, in Ardèche, France best known as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. Continue reading

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Flight

Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier ascended in a tethered hot air balloon constructed by the Montgolfier brothers in Paris, France on October 15, 1783. Continue reading

Invention of Carbon Paper

On October 7, 1806, Ralph Wedgwood of London, England, received a patent for his invention of carbon paper. Continue reading

A Total Internet crash

Because of a status-message virus that was accidentally propagated throughout the network on October 27, 1980, when the ARPANET (the U.S. Department of Defense’s prototype Internet) came to a complete halt, thus becoming the first total Internet crash. Continue reading

Daniel Cohen

Co-Founder of Center for the Study of Human Polymorphisms, now called Fondation Jean Dausset-CEPH.
Continue reading