Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

  • Birth of Leeuwenhoek

    Birth of Leeuwenhoek
    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was born in they city of Delft, Netherlands
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    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

  • His father died at an early age

  • Antonie moved from Delft to serve an apprenticeship as a linen drape

  • He came back to Delft and established his own drapery business

  • He married Barbara de Mey

    His first wife
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek's first wife died

  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek learned to grind lenses

    He also learned how to use them to make very simple hand-held microscopes
  • Leeuwenhoek remarried

    Her name was Cornelia Swalmius.
  • Earliest observations published

  • Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to see and describe bacteria

    He was also the first to see yeast plants and the teeming life in a drop of water.
  • In 1680 he was elected a full member of the Royal Societ

  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was asked to demonstrate circulation of the blood

  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek died