the history of the theory of the cell


the invention of the microscope


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


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


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

rudolph virchow


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


schieiden proposes that all plants tissues are composed of cells.

theodor schwann


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


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.