cell theory timeline

  • The '' Father of microscopy ''

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek was known as the '' father of microscopy ''. Antony van Leeuwenhoek was an unlikely scientist. A tradesman of Delft, Holland, he came from a family of tradesmen, had no fortune, received no higher education or university degrees, and knew no languages other than his native Dutch.
  • The Cell

    The Cell
    Robert Hooke discovered the cell in 1665. The cell is a functional basic unit of life. It is the smallest unit of life that is classified as a living thing, and is often called the building block of life.
  • Matthias Schleiden

    Matthias Schleiden
    He was a German botanist and he dicovered that all plants were made up of cells.
  • Theodor Schwan

    Theodor Schwan
    Theodor Schwann was a German physiologist. His many contributions to biology include the development of cell theory, the discovery of Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system, the discovery and study of pepsin, the discovery of the organic nature of yeast, and the invention of the term metabolism.
  • Rudolph Virchow

    Rudolph Virchow
    Rudolf Virchow was a German doctor, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist and politician, known for his advancement of public health. Referred to as "the father of modern pathology," he is considered one of the founders of social medicine.