The Evolution of the Microscope and Cell Theory


The Invention of the Microscope

1590 - 2000

The person who invented the microscope is Zacharias Janssen. This happened around 1590.

Robert Hooke

1635 - 1703

Robert had the idea of naming cells, cells. It reminded him of small rooms that monks sleep in.

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek


Anton made his own microscope instead of buying one. He was a scientist who studied Microbiology.

Matthias Schleiden


Matthias was a German scientist that had made the idea that all plants are made of cells. He was also one of the many people that helped develop the cell theory.

Theodor Schwann


Theodor is also a German scientist that was also part of the cell theory. He also discovered that all animals are made of cells.

Rudolf Virchow


Rudolf is another German scientist that was involved with the cell theory. He concluded that all cells come from cells.