Contributions to Cell theory

Events

1590 Hans and Zacharias Janssen

1590

Created the first compound optical microscope.

1663 - 1665 Robert Hooke

1663 - 1665

Discovered the cell and named it.

1674 - 1683 Anton van Leeuwenhoek

1674 - 1683

Created the finest magnification lens and discovered bacteria.

1833 Robert Brown

1833

Published "Micrographia", documenting his experiments. Basically coined the word "cell".

1837 - 1839 Theodor Schwann

1837 - 1839

Co-founder of the Cell Theory with Matthias Schleiden

1839 Matthias Schleiden

1839

Stated different parts of the plants were made of cells then communicated this idea to Theodor Schwann and created the Cell theory.