Hans Lippershey

1570 - 1619

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Hans Lipperhey (circa 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 339,347 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Lippershey is the 58th most popular inventor (up from 85th in 2019), the 455th most popular biography from Germany (up from 771st in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Inventor.

Hans Lippershey is most famous for inventing the telescope.

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Among inventors, Hans Lippershey ranks 58 out of 355Before him are Steve Wozniak, Emile Berliner, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Henry Fox Talbot, Adam Opel, and Louis Blériot. After him are Frank Whittle, Josephine Cochrane, Les Paul, Étienne Lenoir, Oleg Antonov, and John Deere.

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Among people born in 1570, Hans Lippershey ranks 3Before him are Guy Fawkes and Henry Hudson. After him are Willem Janszoon, Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Giorgi Saakadze, John Smyth, Péter Pázmány, Alessandro Salvio, Abraham Janssens, Salamone Rossi, and Melchior Vulpius. Among people deceased in 1619, Hans Lippershey ranks 4Before him are Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, Safiye Sultan, and Anne of Denmark. After him are John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Ludovico Carracci, Lucilio Vanini, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Lawrence of Brindisi, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Hieronymus Fabricius, and Denis Calvaert.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Lippershey ranks 455 out of 5,289Before him are Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Richard Willstätter (1872), August Weismann (1834), Horst Wessel (1907), Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573), and Louise Mountbatten (1889). After him are J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876), Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), and Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Hans Lippershey ranks 11Before him are Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Konrad Zuse (1910), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Karl Drais (1785), Emile Berliner (1851), and Adam Opel (1837). After him are Joseph Pilates (1883), Theobald Boehm (1794), Johann Philipp Reis (1834), Hugo Schmeisser (1884), Heinrich Göbel (1818), and Johann Nepomuk Maelzel (1772).