# Who Invented Microscope?

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The compound microscopes have been invented by Robert Hooke and Jan Swammerdam. It was around 1595 when the compound microscopes were made. However, Anthony van Leeuwenhoek is the one who is called the inventor of the microscope. You can find more information here: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/leeuwenhoek.html
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Early microscopes were made in Middelburg, The Netherlands in 1590 by Zacharias and Hans Jansen and Hans Lippershey.
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