Cells and Cell Theory

Cells and Cell Theory

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  • Zacharias Janssen- 1588 to 1631- Amsterdam
  • Zacharias Janssen stood here once, he made the first microscope, a compound microscope. 
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek- 1632 to 1723- Delft, Dutch Republic
  • Anton made his own microscope instead of buying one, and discovered bacteria by looking at food in people's teeth.
  • Robert Hooke- Freshwater, Isle of Wight- 1635 to 1703- Eukaryot
  • He gave cells the name 'cells'. He gave them this name because they looked like cells that the monks lived in.
  • Matthias Schleiden- 1804 to 1881- Hamburg, Germany-Prokaryot Theodor Schwann- 1810 to 1882- Neuss- Eukaryot 
  • Matthias was looking at plants under a microscope, and he saw that all of the plant had cells.
  • Theodore said the same thing about animal cells, and the two started working together. They agreed except for one thing: that cells are created from other cells. Schwann thought that cells came from other cells, and Schleiden didnt. 
  • Rudolf Virchow- 1821 to 1902- Schivelbein, Germany
  • Virchow told Matthias Schleiden and Theodor Schwann that cells are created from other cells.
  • Robert Remak- 1815 to 1865- Kissingen, Germany
  • Robert Remak first discovered that all cells are created from other cells.
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