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Who was Hans Lippershey?

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Asked by gurpreet, 28 Dec '12 05:45 pm
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Hans Lippershey, also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch lensmaker commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, although it is unclear if he was the first to build one.
Answered by Life to, 28 Dec '12 05:48 pm

 
  
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Hans Lippershey, also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch lensmaker commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, although it is unclear if he was the first to build one.
Answered by k gopal, 13 Jan '13 09:38 pm

 
  
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A German-Dutch lensmaker commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, although it is unclear if he was the first to build one.
Answered by Quest, 28 Dec '12 09:27 pm

 
  
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Hans Lippershey, also known as Jan or Hans Lippersheim, was born around 1570 (exact date unknown) in Wesel, western Germany. After settling in the Netherlands, he became a maker of spectacles. Lippershey is credited with creating the design for the first practical telescope, after experimenting with different sized lenses. Lippershey is thought to be the first to apply for a patent for his design of an early telescope in 1608, as his patent application is the earliest record of an actually existing telescope. He demonstrated his invention before the Dutch Parliament on 2 October 1608, calling it a "kijker", meaning "looker" in Dutch. The patent was ultimately denied because it was believed that the details of his invention could not be kept secret. However, Lippershey went on to make several binocular telescopes for the States General.

The astronomer Galileo Galilei created a working design of the telescope in 1609 after receiving a description of Lippershey's invention.
Answered by rajan, 28 Dec '12 06:35 pm

 
  
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Hans Lippershey, also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch lensmaker commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, although it is unclear if he was the first to build one.
Born: 1570, Wesel
Died: September 1619, Middelburg
Answered by jakir hussain, 28 Dec '12 05:50 pm

 
  
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