The Dutch Spyglass: The Work of Dutch/German Eyeglass Craftsperson Hans Lippershey, Lippershey Creating and Patenting the First Dutch Spyglass, the Capabilities of the First Dutch Spyglass, and Italian Astronomer Galileo Galilei Improving Upon the Dutch Spyglass Design to Create the Telescope

Hans Lippershey was a Dutch/German tradesperson who made eye glasses. Lippershey created and designed the first Dutch spyglass, and then patented it in 1608. The first Dutch spyglass could magnify objects 3x closer than the naked eye. The Dutch spyglass turned out to be one of the most important inventions of the 15th century because Galileo Galilei built upon it for astronomy, creating the telescope, which lead to many new discoveries about our place in the universe...


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