Cell History

Timeline created by YourLocalNegro
  • Robert Hooke

    Made the first discovery of cells while examining a thin cork through a microscope.
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek

    Saw what he described as “little animals” through his microscope and called them animalcules. He saw the cells in a drop of pond water.
  • Matthias Schleiden

    German scientist who saw that every part of a plant he examined was made of cells.
  • Theodor Schwann

    German scientist who saw that every part of an animal he examined was made of cells. "Finalized" the cell theory.
  • Albrecht von Roelliker

    Discovered that sperm cells and egg cells were also cells,
  • Carl Heinrich Braun

    First identified cells as basic unit of life.
  • Rudolph Virchow

    German physiologist, physician, pathologist, and anthropologist; added the third tenet to the cell theory: that all cells only develop from existing cells