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Anton van Leeuwenhoek invented the simple microscope in 1674, according to About.com. The simple microscope had one lens, which van Leeuwenhoek used to examine insects and other small objects.

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The inclination joint of a microscope is part of the microscope’s base. Not all microscopes have this part, but many do, especially compound microscopes. The inclination joint is instantly recognizable, as it is a pin th...

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Although there is no single inventor of the microscope, in 1595, Zacharias Janssen and his father, Hans, invented the first compound microscope. Both glasses makers, their invention proved that a series of lenses inside ...

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Anton van Leeuwenhoek was the first scientist to closely observe cells under a microscope; he paved the way for a modern understanding of biology overall. He actually gave cells their name after the resemblance he believ...

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Anton van Leeuwenhoek was the person who discovered cilia and flagella in 1676. The discovery was sent to the Royal Society of London in a letter that described his findings as a second sort of animalcules whose figures ...

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Zacharias Janssen is the Dutch spectacle maker who is widely credited as the inventor of the first compound microscope. Although many of the archives surrounding Janssen's invention have been lost, historians believe tha...

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The first light microscope was invented by Dutch spectacle makers Hans Jansen and his son Zacharias in the late 16th century. The compound microscope used three draw tubes with lenses that were situated in the ends of fl...

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