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Transcript of Zacharias Janssen
Zacharias was a scientist in the 1500s who invented the telescope.
Early Life / Young Adult
He was born in Middelburg, the Netherlands in 1588, He came from a family that made lenses. His father was Hans Janssen
Although the origin of the microscope is a matter still uncertain, is regarded as the inventor of the compound microscope (with two lenses), perhaps with the help of his father in 1595.
Died in that city in 1638. In Amsterdam
Middleburg, the Netherlands in 1588
Spectacle-maker (sometimes counterfeiter). He was known as a "street seller" who was constantly in trouble with the local authorities.
Zacharias Jenssan was first married to Catharina de Haene. soon after her death he married Anna Couget. i dont think so. If you want to be sure just get a modern world history book and read up on him.
Country of Origin
Parents names and Occupations
His parents were Hans Martens (who may have had the occupation of a peddler, and Maeyken Meertens, both probably from Antwerp, Belgium.
Brothers and Sisters
He grew up with his sister Sara in Middelburg, at the time the second most important city of the Netherlands.
Zacharias did not really follow any religion
Dutch and English
What he invented
Microscope, and Telescope
Zacharias counterfieted several times and almost got hanged but he did bercause his father found to be an accessory it turned out better for Janssen. Thanks to this, the process was delayed to such an extent that Janssen was able to flee yet another time. Eventually, the case was dismissed. Janssen returned to Middleburg in 1621.
Died at age 53 in 1632