The History of Microscopes

  • First Compound Microscope

    This is not the correct date because the exact date is unknown . But it was created by Zacharias and Hans Janssen . They were Dutch eyeglass makers . It was made in 1590 . It is a tube with lens on each end .
  • Hooke's Compound Mircroscope

    The exact date is unknown so the date aboved his wrong but the year isnt . It was made in 1660 , and it includes an oil lamp for lighting . Hooke was a english scientist and inventor .
  • Leeuwenhoek's Simple Microscope

    It was made in 1674 . Leeuwenhoek was a Dutch businessman who sold cloth . It used only one tiny len . It could magnify a specimen up to 266 times .
  • Modern Compound Light Microscope

    It was made in 1886 . German Scientist Ernst Abbé and Carl Zeriss invented it . It was made with complex lenses that improve image .
  • Transmission Electron Microscope

    German physicist Ernest Ruska created it in 1933 . It is the first electron microscope . It can magnify up to 500,000 speciment a time .
  • Scanning Electron Microscope

    It was invented in 1965 . It can magnify specimen up to 150,000 .
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscope

    It was made in 1981 . It can magnify a speciment up to 1,000,000 times .