The Evolution of Cell Theory

Events

Zacharias Jansen

1590

Came up with the first compound microscope along with the first telescope. He was from Hague, the Netherlands.

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek

1642

A Dutchman that made his own version of the microscope. He discovered bacteria by looking at dental scrapings. At the time bacteria was actually called animalcules.

Robert Hooke

1665

The person who came up with the name "cell." Looked at a piece of cork and the little rectangles reminded him of cells.

Matthias Schleiden

1833

He was a botanist and studied plants under the microscope. Said that all plants were made of cells.

Rudolf Virchow

1855

He finalized the decision of how cells are made up of other cells.

Robert Remak

1865

He was a Jewish scientist and he came up with the original idea that cells come from other cells.

Theodor Schwann

1881

He studied slides of animal cells. Found out that animals are made of cells. Also got a special nerve cell named after him. Invented rebreathers for firefighters.