Microscope History

Events

Zacharias Janssen

1580 - 1638

Believed to be the first creator of a compound microscope

Compound Microscope

Approx. 1597 AD

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

1632 - 1723

Improved the microscope.

Robert Hooke

1635 - 1703

Documented small things with a microscope.

Electron Microscope

Approx. 1931 - Present

Scanning Probe Microscope

Approx. 1981 - Present