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Abbe, Ernst (1840–1905) Born in Eisenach, Germany, Abbe became professor of physics at Jena in 1870 and director of the astronomical and meteorological observatories in 1878. He was partnered with Zeiss and took over responsibility for the company in 1888. He produced the Abbe condenser and the achromatic microscope lens in 1886.

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