Microscopium

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Microscopium was named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. It was, of course, named after the microscope, whose creation is attributed to Zacharius Janssen. Janssen, a Dutch spectacle maker, is believed to have invented the microscope in 1590. It seems that several people, including Galileo Galilei, duplicated his invention at about the same time.


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