History of the Microscpe

(All dates are estimates)

Events

Hans and Zacharias Janssen create first microscope

1590

First compound microscope was created

1590

Robert Hooke publishes "Micrographia", a book about microscope observations

1665

Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek supposedly creates a new kind of microscope

1668

First electron micoscope was created

1931

First scanning probe microscope was created

1981