Microscope Timeline By 201750 Jan 1, 1284 First wearable eye-glasses Salvino D'Amate invented the first wearable eye-glasses Jan 1, 1595 First compound microscope Hans Jansen and his son Sacharias Jansen invented the compund microscope. Jan 1, 1609 Improved version of telescope Galileo Galilei improved the telescope. Jan 1, 1619 Compound microscope made of 2 convex lenses Cornelius Drebbel made the compound microscope with 2 convex lenses. Jan 1, 1673 Microscopes that magnify up to 200 times Anton van Leeuwenhoek invented a microscope that can magnify up to 200 times. Jan 1, 1678 Binocular microscope developed out of 2 monocular systems Cherubin d’Orleans invented a binocular microscope that was developed out of 2 monocular systems Jan 1, 1690 Constructed oculars made of two lenses and a diaphragm Christiaan Huygens Jan 1, 1700 Microscope base with an illumination system John Marshall invented the microscope base with an illumination system Jan 1, 1712 mirrors for illumination and constructed a micrometer eyepiece Christian Gottlieb Hertel invented mirrors for illumination and constructed a micrometer eyepiece Jan 1, 1744 Double microscope John Cuff invented the double microscope Jan 1, 1755 Microscopes with revolving nosepiece Georg Adams invented microscopes with revolving nosepiece Jan 1, 1931 Electron microscope Ernst Rusker invented the electron microscope.