The exact date of when the microscope was developed is still under debate, but it is known that it was developed in the Netherlands. Three men - Zaccharias Janssen, Hans Janssen and Antony Van Leeuwenhoek - have been credited for developing the first microscope.
Zaccharias and his father Hans started experimenting with different lenses in the 1590s. They placed the lenses in a tube and found that they were able to increase the magnification of the object below it.
Antony Van Leeuwenhoek advanced the study of microscopes in the late 17th century. He is known as the first person to use a real microscope much in the manner that it is used in science today.Learn more about Inventions