Important Biologists

  • Anton Van Leeuwenhoek

    Anton Van Leeuwenhoek
    Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to observe microorganisms.
  • Robert Hooke

    Robert Hooke
    Robert Hooke is the biologist who named the smallest living the a cell.
  • Robert Brown

    Robert Brown
    Robert Brown discovered the nucleus of a cell.
  • Theodor Schwann

    Theodor Schwann
    Proposed that "All living things are composed of cells and cell products."
  • Matthias Schleiden

    Matthias Schleiden
    Stated that plant organism are made up of cells.
  • Rudolf Virchow

    Rudolf Virchow
    Published "Every cell originates from another existing cell like it."
  • Lynn Margulis

    Lynn Margulis
    Proposed the idea that certain organelles were once free-living cells themselves