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Zapp, Walter

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 2003 AD
Nationality: Swiss
Categories: Inventor


1905 – He was born on Riga, Latvia


1934 – He started out by first creating wooden models in developing his ground-breaking subminiature camera which led to the first trial product after two years.


1938 – His first ever prototype was introduced in the market.


1945 – He has founded the Minox GmbH after the World War II.


2001 – He visited Tallinn at the age of 96, the city where he invented Minox and still kept on mind Estonian, which he hadn’t have a word since World War II.


2003 – He died at the age of 97 in Binningen near Basle, Switzerland.