FAMOUS INVENTORS & INVENTIONS

FAMOUS INVENTORS & INVENTIONS

Cornelis Corneliszoon van Uitgeest, or Krelis Lootjes was a Dutch windmill owner from Uitgeest who invented the wind-powered sawmill, that improved the conversion of log timber into planks 30 times faster than before. In addition to inventing the sawmill, Cornelis Corneliszoon van Uitgeest also held various other mill-related patents, including an early version of a centrifugal pump. He was not the first Dutchman to be granted a patent for a windmill. Cornelis Dircksz Muys, an engineer of Delft, was granted a patent for a small windmill in 1589.[5] He later became known for his patent of a small dregder mill on a raft that was successful until the introduction of the steam engine (source: wikipedia.org)

LIST OF WELL-KNOWN INVENTIONS THROUGH TIME

FAMOUS INVENTORS FROM 1500 TO 1599

1. Inventors 1500 - 1599 (birth dates)

Cornelis Corneliszoon
(1550-1607)
Dutch
sawmill

Faust Vrancic
(1551-1617)
Croatia
parachute

Cornelius Drebbel
(1572-1633)
Dutch
first navigable submarine

  • Return to the inventors database
  • Index