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The Elizabethan Period - Elizabethan Inventions

The Elizabethan Period saw the emergence of interesting Elizabethan Inventions and Inventors of the Renaissance era. A timeline of the inventions of the 1500's detail facts ad information about famous Inventors and Inventions of the Elizabethan Period.

Renaissance & Elizabethan Inventions and Inventors Timeline

  • 1450: Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press with movable type in Germany
  • 1510: Leonardo da Vinci designs a horizontal water wheel
  • 1510: Peter Henlein invents the pocket watch
  • 1513: Urs Graf invents etching
  • 1537: Tartaglia's gunner's quadrant for aiming cannon, 1st firing tables
  • 1540: Toriano invents a mandolin-playing automaton
  • 1543: John Dee creates a wooden beetle that can fly for an undergraduate production - one of the first robots
  • 1550: John Dee, 'the guiding spirit' of the English school of mathematicians wrote a notable preface to the first edition in English of Euclid's Elements of Geometry
  • 1565: Conrad Gesner of Switzerland invents the pencil
  • 1568: Bottled beer is invented in London
  • 1569: Gerard Mercator invents Mercator map projection
  • 1582: Pope Gregory XIII invents the modern, Gregorian calendar
  • 1583: Leonard and Thomas Digges invent the telescope
  • 1589: William Lee invents the knitting machine
  • 1590: Dutchmen, Hans & Zacharias Janssen invent the compound microscope
  • 1591: Sir John Harington invents the flush toilet in England
  • 1593: Francis Bacon invented the frozen chicken
  • 1593: Galileo invents a water thermometer
  • 1600: William Gilbert publishes treatise "On the Magnet". William Gilbert is referred to as the father of the science of electricity and magnetism
  • The first telescope was invented by Hans Lippershey (c1570-c1619). The telescope was introduced to astronomy in 1609 by Galileo Galilei

Renaissance Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an inventor, artist, architect, and scientist. He deserves a special mention as the greatest and most prolific inventor of the Renaissance Period. Leonardo Da Vinci made detailed sketches of:

  • The airplane
  • The helicopter
  • The parachute
  • The submarine
  • The armored car
  • Rapid-fire guns
  • Ball bearings

Interesting Facts and Information about the Elizabethan Period and Elizabethan Inventions
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