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Uitvinders van de Lage Landen 1500-1700

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  • Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723)
    Seeing the Invisible: van Leeuwenhoek's first glimpses of the microbial world : YOUTUBE : 6:38 min. videotje Lens Making in the 1600s YOUTUBE videotje Pages about the life and accomplishments of An...
  • Willebrord Snellius (1580 - 1626)
    Willebrord Snellius was one of the most eminent scientists of the Dutch Golden Age. In de Pieterskerk in Leiden bevindt zich de grafsteen van Snellius en zijn vrouw. De tekst erop luidt: "Hier leggen...
  • Constantijn Huygens (1628 - 1697)
    Constantijn Huygens Jr., Lord of Zuilichem was a Dutch statesman and poet, mostly known for his work on scientific instruments (sometimes in conjunction with his younger brother Christiaan Huygens). Bu...
  • Christiaan Huygens (1629 - 1695)
    He was a famous mathematician, physicist and astronomer. He invented the pendulum clock, the principal of the steamengine and a gunpowder engine. Jan Jansz Stampioen was for two years (1643-1645) his t...
  • Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel (1572 - 1633)
    See Wikipedia... en lees hier meer (NL)

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  • Cornelis Jacobsz Drebbel (1572-1633) - Built the first navigable submarine (1620)
  • Gemma Frisius (1508-1555) - applied his mathematical expertise to geography, astronomy and map making. became the leading theoretical mathematician in the Low Countries.
  • Nicolaas Hartsoeker (1656-1725) invented the screw-barrel simple microscope
  • Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712) - he significantly contributed to contemporary firefighting
  • Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) - invented a way to print on cotton
  • Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695)
  • Constantyn Huygens (1628-1697)
  • Zacharias Jansen (1585-1632) - invented the first optical telescope
  • Jan Adriaanszoon Leeghwater (1575-1650)
  • Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723)
  • Johannes Lippershey (1570-1619)
  • Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594)
  • Adriaan Metius (1571-1635)
  • Johan Joosten van Musschenbroeck (1660-1707)
  • Willebrord Snel van Royen (1580-1626)
  • Cornelis Cornelisz van Uitgeest (1550-1607)
  • Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) - founder of modern human anatomy
  • Ferdinand Verbiest (1623-1688) - corrected the Chinese calendar, designed the first steam car and a thermometer