Biology timeline

By Brahm
  • Period: Dec 16, 1500 to


  • William Harvey

    William Harvey
    first to describe the circulation of blood, and how the heart pumps blood through your veins.
  • Jean Baptiste Denis

    Jean Baptiste  Denis
    succesfully transfered blood from a lamb to a human
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek
    First person to discover living bacteria
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    uses cowpox as a vaccine to cure small pox
  • Thomas Mathus

    Thomas Mathus
    Pointed out the effects of population increase
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    Founder of the Red Cross
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin
    Developed a theory of evolution and natural selection.
  • Florence Nightengale

    Florence Nightengale
    Helped make being a nurse a womans job and helped form what we know as the modern nurse
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    invents sterilization
  • Joseph Lister

    Joseph Lister
    First to use sterile surgical technique
  • Robert Koch

    Robert Koch
    discovered anthrax
  • Gregor Mendel

    Gregor Mendel
    Father of modern genetics
  • Paul Ehrlich

    Paul Ehrlich
    Found a cure for syphilis
  • Sir Alexander Fleming

    Sir Alexander Fleming
    discovered the medical uses of penicilium mold
  • Bernard Fantus

    Bernard Fantus
    Formed first blood bank
  • Dr. Charles Drews

    Dr. Charles Drews
    Started a blood bank to help fulfill world war 2 needs
  • Howard Florey and Ernst Chain

    Howard Florey and Ernst Chain
    Isolate penicillin and create first antibiotic drug
  • Carl Walter

    introduced the first plastic bag to collect blood
  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk
    made a vaccine for Polio
  • Albert Sabin

    Albert Sabin
    Made an oral vaccine for Polio