The musket actually emerged in the 16th century in Spain. The Frenchman Marin le Bourgeoys is the most likely inventor of the first true flintlock musket; that development took place in the early 17th century. Prior to the invention of the flintlock musket, the weapons were typically matchlocks.
The flintlock was the second stage in the musket's development. By the early 19th century, percussion locks had replaced flintlocks. The original matchlock musket was a variation on the harquebus although larger in size. The first muskets were quite large, generally requiring more than one person to handle them and a portable rest for firing.Learn More
In mathematics, the order of operations, believed to have been in its formative stages in the 16th century, is not credited to a single inventor. This mathematical convention developed as a conceptual process in solving mathematical equations involving multiple operators.Full Answer >
Two spectacle makers, Zacharias Jansen and his father, Hans Jansen, made the first microscope toward the end of the 16th century. This first microscope consisted of lenses put into a hollow tube, creating much larger images than any magnifying glass.Full Answer >
Retrowaste lists many toys and games from the 1960s, such as G.I. Joe, Troll Dolls, Pinball Machines and Ouija Boards. Others include toys that match television shows of the time. Some of these include Flintstone toys, Mickey Mouse toys, Batman toys and Warner Brothers character toys. Popeye, Dennis the Menace and Bozo the Clown were other television character toys in the '60s.Full Answer >
Hans Janssen was born in the 16th century, but his exact birthday is unknown. He is the father of Zacharias Janssen, who is thought to have been born in 1585 in The Hague.Full Answer >