Hans Lippershey, Dutch inventor of the telescope

Hans Lippershey, Dutch inventor of the telescope

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Caption: Hans Lippershey. Historical engraving of Hans Lippershey (1570-1619), Dutch optician & inventor of the telescope in his workshop. According to tradition, Lippershay's children when playing with a couple of lenses (centre right) found that a distant weathercock looked much bigger and nearer. Lippershey confirmed this and made the first telescope in 1608. He offered his invention to the Dutch government for military use. An attempt was made to keep the invention secret, but rumours began to spread and other Dutch glass workers put forward their own ideas for similar instruments. As a result, Lippershey received no patent or financial reward.

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