Invention of Telescopes - Who Invented the Telescope?

Inventors of telescope were numerous, all managing to mark distinctive point in history of telescope technology. Here you can get informed about those people, who range from small engineers and spectacle-makers, to some of the largest individuals in the history of our modern science.

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Hans Lippershey

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 transpired when he tried to unveil his discovery to the world.

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Zacharias Janssen

Zacharias Janssen is one of the three original spectacle-makers from Netherlands who claimed that he was the first persons who have discovered first modern telescope. Even though his claims were never confirmed, he managed to carve his way into our history.

Jacob Metius

In 1608, three inventors contacted Dutch government and asked from it permission to patent their original Telescope designs. One of those three was Jacob Metius, a famous spectacle-maker from Dutch city Alkmaar.

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Galileo's Telescope

Galileo Galilei is today remembered as one of the most celebrated and most influential scientist from the age of Italian 17th century Renaissance. One of his greatest inventions was his powerful telescope, which enabled him to completely change our view on the universe around us.

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The Keplerian Telescope

Johannes Kepler is without a doubt one of the most important scientists that contributed to the rise of Enlightenment, a scientific movement that significantly impacted the development of Renaissance Europe. Many of his most important discoveries happened because of his involvement with telescopes, which were introduced to them by none other than Galileo Galilei.

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John Hadley

John Hadley is today remembered as scientist who was the first who managed to significantly evolve Isaac Newton designs of reflecting telescope by the introduction of precision aspheric and parabolic speculum metal mirrors.

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