Microscopes and Cells

  • Jan 1, 1000

    First Vision Aid

    invented in 1000AD: (inventor unknown) fist vision aid was called a "reading stone." it was a glass sphere that magnified.
  • The First Microscope

    The First Microscope
    invented by Hans and Zacharias Janssen
  • Robert Hooke

    Robert Hooke
    Discovered and named cells. He is also known as the Father of Microscopy.
  • Van Leewuenhoek

    Van Leewuenhoek
    First person to see bacteria. Discovered single celled organisms, sperm, muscle striations, and protistsand bacteria
    (Also known as the Father of Microbiology)
  • Matthais Schleiden

    Matthais Schleiden
    Concluded all plants have cells. (He was also the co-founder of the cell therory)
  • Cell Theory

    Cell Theory
    General statement of Cell Theory recieved general acceptance.
  • Theodor Shwann

    Theodor Shwann
    extended Schleiden's theory of "all plants are composed of cells" to "all living things are composed of cells."
  • Rudolf Virchow

    Rudolf Virchow
    founded two anthropological societies : suggested that all cells come from pre-existing cells and not all plants are made of cells that lead on to the invention of the Cell Theory.
  • slit-Ultramicroscope

    Invented by Richard Zsigmondy. It can study objects below the wavelength of light.
  • Electron Microscope

    Electron Microscope
    invented my Max Knott and Ernst Ruska