cell discovery timeline

  • Microscope invented

    The year in which the microscope was invented.
  • Robert Hooke

    Hooke first observed bark of a cork tree and found tiny rectangular rooms which he called Cells
  • Leeuwenhoeks microscope

    Leeuwenhoek was the first to discover single celled organisms
  • Matthais Schleiden & Theodor Schwann

    Schleiden concluded that all plants are made of cells.
    Theodor concluded that all animals are mad of cells
  • Rudolf Vichow

    Proposed that new cells are formed only form existing cells.