Optical microscope invention and the first microscopes. It is widely believed that Dutch spectacle makers, Zacharias Jansen and his father Hans were responsible for making the first compound microscope in the late 16th century (Z Janssen c. 1580 - 1638).
Who invented the first simple microscope?
Who was the first person to make a microscope?
But it's unclear who invented the microscope. Some historians say it was Hans Lippershey, most famous for filing the first patent for a telescope. Other evidence points to Hans and Zacharias Janssen, a father-son team of spectacle makers living in the same town as Lippershey.