Early Scientists

  • Anton Van Leeuwenhoek

    October 24, 1632 was when he was born.
  • Robert Hooke

    Robert Hooke invented the microscope, in 1665, but on July 18, 1635 he was born.
  • Jan Swammerdam

    The date above is when Jan was born. He was a Dutch biologist and microscopist. In 1668, he was the first to observe and describe red blood cells.
  • Felice Fontana

    The date above is when Felice was born. Fontana was an Italian physicist who discovered the water gas shift reaction in 1780.
  • Robert Brown

    The date shown is when Robert was born. His contributions include the discovery of the cell nucleus and cytoplasmic streaming
  • Henri Dutrochet

    The date above is when he was born. Dutrochet was a French physician, botanist and physiologist. Henri is known for discovering and naming osmosis.
  • Jan Evangelista Purkyne

    The date above is when Jan Evangelista Purkyne was born. Jan is best known for discovering Purkinje cells, in 1837.
  • Felix Dujardin

    The date shown is when he was born. Felix is remembered for his research of protozoans and other invertebrates.
  • Matthias Schleiden

    The date shown is when Matthias was born. He stated that all plants are made of cells.
  • Theodor Schwann

    December 7 1810, is when Theodor was born. He invented the cell theory.
  • Rudolf Virchow

    The date above, is when Rudolf was born. Virchow was known for being a German doctor, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist and politician. He is known for his advancement of public health.
  • Camillo Golgi

    The date above is when Camillo Golgi was born. He discovered a method of staining nervous tissue which would stain a limited number of cells at random, in their entirety.
  • Janet Plowe

    I couldn't find any date information on Janet Plowe, also I couldn't find any picutres of her. I did find some research about Plowe though. She helped develop the cell theory. She also demonstrated that the cell membrane is a physical structure.
  • Lynn Margulis

    The date that is shown above is when Lynn Margulis was born. She is best known for her theory on the origin of eukaryotic organelles.
  • Carl Benda

    I could only find a picture of Carl, I couldn't find any information on him.