In order to get to the answer of this question, we have to make it clear what a Compound Microscope is. It is a magnifying object that features at least two lenses placed in a tube: an eyepiece and an objective lens, used to see objects that are too small for the naked eye, using the light.
You’ll say: you’ve described all the microscopes.
Well, yes. Generally, all today’s light microscopes, except for the 3D (stereo) microscopes, are Compound microscopes. So, what we are going to answer is who developed today’s light microscopes.
But first, a little bit of pre-compound microscope history. [Read more…] about Who developed the compound microscope