the history of the theory of the cell

Events

the invention of the microscope

1590

zacharias janssen and his father made the first microscope with his father also water was not that interesting till the microscope was in vented.

Robert Hooke

1655

Hooke using microscope that he created viewed the cell walls of a cork for the first time. he coined the term cell still used in biology today.

Anton van lee wenhoek

1670

van Leeuwenhoek observed the first living cell in pond water using lenses that he created for his microscope to see the cells.

rudolph virchow

1821

Virchow is credited with several very important discoveries. His most widely known scientific contribution is his cell theory, which built on the work of Theodor Schwann. He was one of the first to accept the work of Robert Remak, who showed the origins of cells was the division of pre-existing cells

Matthias jakop schleiden

1838

schieiden proposes that all plants tissues are composed of cells.

theodor schwann

1838

schwann concludes that just not plant tissue it not the only thing that has cells.he also stated that cells are the basic unit for all organism.

three main parts of the cell theory

1880

The cell theory states that 1. cells are the unit of structure of all living things 2. cells are the unit of function of living things—they carry out life processes 3. all cells come from pre—existing cells.