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Hans Lippershey

1570 - 1619

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Hans Lipperhey (c. 1570 – buried 29 September 1619), also known as Johann Lippershey or Lippershey, was a German-Dutch spectacle-maker. He is commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, because he was the first one who tried to obtain a patent for it. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Lippershey has received more than 362,654 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Hans Lippershey is the 50th most popular inventor (up from 58th in 2019), the 398th most popular biography from Germany (up from 455th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Inventor.

Hans Lippershey is most famous for inventing the telescope.

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Among inventors, Hans Lippershey ranks 50 out of 354Before him are Richard Trevithick, Charles Goodyear, Karl Drais, John Herschel, William G. Morgan, and Willis Carrier. After him are John Boyd Dunlop, Emile Berliner, Wilhelm Maybach, Frank Whittle, Isaac Singer, and Adam Opel.

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Among people born in 1570, Hans Lippershey ranks 2Before him is Guy Fawkes. After him are Henry Hudson, Willem Janszoon, Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Jan Janszoon, Kara Davud Pasha, Giorgi Saakadze, John Smyth, Hendrick van Balen the Elder, Péter Pázmány, and Abraham Janssens. Among people deceased in 1619, Hans Lippershey ranks 3Before him are Safiye Sultan and Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Anne of Denmark, Ludovico Carracci, Lucilio Vanini, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Diane de France, Lawrence of Brindisi, Hieronymus Fabricius, and Shimazu Yoshihiro.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Lippershey ranks 398 out of 6,142Before him are Richard Dedekind (1831), Ernst Thälmann (1886), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Ernst Busch (1885), Hans Eysenck (1916), and Joachim Peiper (1915). After him are Walter Schellenberg (1910), Robert Ley (1890), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Klaus Meine (1948), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), and Carol I of Romania (1839).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Hans Lippershey ranks 8Before him are Karl Benz (1844), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Werner von Siemens (1816), Konrad Zuse (1910), and Karl Drais (1785). After him are Emile Berliner (1851), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Adam Opel (1837), Joseph Pilates (1883), Johann Philipp Reis (1834), and Theobald Boehm (1794).