Cornelis Drebbel

Inventor

1572 – 1633

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Who was Cornelis Drebbel?

Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel was the Dutch builder of the first navigable submarine in 1620. Drebbel was an innovator who contributed to the development of measurement and control systems, optics and chemistry.

A small lunar crater has been named after him.

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Born
1572
Alkmaar
Also known as
  • Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel
Spouses
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Lived in
  • Alkmaar, Hofstraat 15
    (1572 - 1604)
  • Eltham Palace
    (1604 - 1610)
  • Prague, Klesl palace
    (1610 - 1613)
  • Minories
    (1613 - 1633)
Died
Nov 8, 1633
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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