The Cell Theory

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  • Robert Hooke

    He took a thin peice of cork and inspected it under a primitive microscope. Because of the shape resembling the room he slept in, he called the little sections, "cells".
  • Antony van Leeuwenhoek

    He was able to create a microscope that cood soom in 200x by manipulating glass lenses to the desired shape. He observed a lide of algae and said that he saw little swimming, 'animalcules'. He would be later considered as the father of microbiology
  • Charles-Francois Brisseau

    This French botanist that cells have a continuous membrane. For that and other discoveries for plant and animal cells, he is know as the founder of cytology.
  • Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

    This Frenchmen observed that all living things are made of cellular tissue. Although he is most well know for his discoveries in evolution, he is a major contributer of cell theory
  • Robert Brown

    This Scot named the control center the nucleus because is was latin for, "little nut". He also named a type of cell movement "Brownian movement".
  • Matthias Schleiden

    This German stated that all plants are made of cells and that the cell is the most basic unit for plant life. He also said that plant growth comes from new cells and it involves the nucleus.
  • Theodor SHwann

    This German proposed that cells are organisms and that all organisms consist of cells. He also said that the cell is the basic unit of structure for all organisms.
  • Rudolf Virchow

    The German who was one of the first people to recognize leukemia. He also said that the cell is the basic unit of structure and that all cells come from pre-existing cells.