Cells are the basic unit of structure and function. All living things are made of cells. All cells come from preexisting cells. How did all of this happen? And where did it come from?
Robert Hooke was born on July 28, 1635 in Freshwater, UK and he died on March 3, 1703. He discovered a honeycomb like structure in a cork, and called the compartments "cells."
Robert Brown was born on December 21, 1773 in Montrose UK and died on June 10, 1858. Brown discovered the nucleus in plant cells.
Matthias Schleiden was born on April 5, 1804 in Hamburg, Germany and died on June 23, 1881. He studied and looked at a lot of plants, which made him decide that all plants are made of cells.
Theodor Shwann was born on December 7, 1810 in Neuss, Germany and died on January 11, 1882. He always looked under the microscope at animal tissues and concluded that all animals are made of cells.
Rudolph Virchow was born on October 13, 1821 in Swidwin, Poland and died on September5, 1902. He observed living cells dividing into two parts. He discovered that cells reproduce and made new living cells.