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Jacob Adriaensz Metius (1580 - 1628)

Field(s) of interest: scientific instruments
Gender: male

Died: Alkmaar, 24-06-1628

Jacob Adriaensz. Metius (ca 1580 – 1628) was spectacle maker in Alkmaar. He applied for a patent for the invention of the telescope in 1608, but the States General did not grant it to him, because some time earlier Johannes Lipperhey had also applied for a patent.

Spectacle maker (Alkmaar)

Servaas van Rooijen, A.J. De Navorscher 35 (Amsterdam 1885), 237.

Vermij, R.H. ' The telescope at the court of the stadtholder Maurits', in: The origins of the telescope (2010).