Compound Microscope

Middleburg, Netherlands

1590-compound-microscope.jpgHans and Zacharias Janssen, a Dutch father and son team, invent the first compound microscope. This discovery allows for the later study of germs and microorganisms. The first microscope was more of a novelty than a scientific tool as it only had a 9x magnification.

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