16th Century Inventions (1500 – 1599)

1500  • The first flush toilets appeared.
1510  • Leonardo da Vinci designs a horizontal water wheel.
Pocket watch invented by Peter Henlein.
1513  • Urs Graf invents etching.
1568  • Bottled beer invented in London.
1569  • Gerard Mercator invents Mercator map projection.
1589  • Englishmen, William Lee invents the knitting machine.
1590  • Dutchmen, Zacharias Janssen invents the compound microscope.
1593  • Galileo invents a water thermometer.


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