In 1590, the first microscope was invented in Middelburg in Netherland. The credits are given to two eye glass makers- Hans Lippershey for his development of an early telescope and Hans Janssen. In 1625, from Galileo Galilei’s compound microscope, the name microscope was coined by Giovanni Faber. In the late 1970, Antony Van Leeuwenhoek made the first real microscope. The electron microscope was co invented in 1986 by Ernst Ruska.