Early Cell Discoveries

  • Robert Hooke.

    Robert Hooke.
    (Ignore the month and day)
    He discovered microscopic oganisms via a piece of cork.
  • Anton van Leeuuwenhoek

    Anton van Leeuuwenhoek
    Discovered and described "animacules".
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek
    Discovered bacteria.
  • Matthias Schleiden

    Matthias Schleiden
    He discovered that plants are made of cells.
  • Theodor Schwann

    He discovered animal parts are made of cells.
  • Rudolph Virchow

    Stated that all living cells come only from other living cells.
  • Janet Plowe

    demonstrated that the cell membrane is a physical structure, not just an inference between two liquids.
  • Lynn Margulis

    She proposes the idea that the tiny structures in calls were once free living cell themselves.