Discovery of the Cell 1665 Robert Hooke – slice of cork “little boxes” Discovery of the Cell Anton van Leeuwenhoek 1673 – live cells Cell Theory All living things are made of cells. Basic unit of structure and function in living things Cells come from other cells.
Van Leeuwenhoek: His Life. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was born in 1632, in the Dutch city of Delft; his only formal education was some elementary school. Instead of becoming a tradesman like his father ...
Scientific discovery isn't as simple as one good experiment. The weird and wonderful history of cell theory illuminates the twists and turns that came together to build the foundations of biology.
Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek FRS (24 October 1632 - 26 August 1723) was a Dutch businessman, scientist, and one of the notable representatives of the Golden Age of Dutch science and technology. A largely self-taught man in science, he is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and often considered to be the first acknowledged microscopist and microbiologist.