Cell Theory Timeline Brandon Whitaker

  • Zacharias Janssen

    Zacharias Janssen
    Janssen invents microscope
  • Robert Hooke

    Robert Hooke
    More info...Hooke discovers the cell and is the first to view a plant cell
  • Francesco Redi

    Francesco Redi
    Redi begins experiments to see if rotting meat turns into flies
  • Anton von Leeuwenhoek

    Anton von Leeuwenhoek
    More info...Leeuwenhoek was the forst to view bacteria and made microscopes
  • Abraham Trembley

    Abraham Trembley
    More info...Trembley experimented on hydras and discovered that when you cut them each piece grows into a new hydra
  • C.F. Wolff

    C.F. Wolff
    More info...Wolff makes general cell theory
  • Henri Dutrochet

    Henri Dutrochet
    Dutrochet begins research that will lead to the discovery of cellular respiration and the effects of light on plants
  • J. P. F. Turpin

    Turpin observes cell division
  • Robert Brown

    Robert Brown
  • Vincent Raspail

    Vincent Raspail
    Raspail came up with idea that all cells come from other cells
  • Franz Meyen

    Franz Meyen
    Meyen begins to find more out about cell division
  • Theodor Schwann

    Theodor Schwann
    Schwann helps come up with idea that the cell is the basic unit of all living things
  • Matthias Schleiden

    Matthias Schleiden
    Schleiden proposes free cell formation
  • Hugo von Mohl

    Hugo von Mohl
    Mohl discovers mitosis
  • Robert Remak

    Robert Remak
    Remak discovers germ layers of cell, or at least modifies the previous theory
  • Rudolf Virchow

    Rudolf Virchow
    Virchow contributes to the theory that all cells come from other cells
  • Gregor Mendel

    Gregor Mendel
    Mendel experiments with genetics using pea plants
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    Pasteur discovers anaerobiosis
  • Anton Schneider

    Anton Schneider
    Schneider is first to observe chromosomes
  • Camillo Golgi

    Camillo Golgi
    Golgi discovers apparatus that allows chemicals to move around cell