Cell History

Events

Hans & Zacharias Janssen make first microscope

1590

place 2 lenses in tube

Robert C. Hooke discovers the cell

1663

Looked at a piece of cork through a microscope

Anton von Leewenhoek discovers unicellular organisms

1674

Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek finds blood cells and describes nucleus

1682

Saw fish blood cells

Joseph Jackson shows how to make the microscopes image not blurry

1830

Schleiden & Schwann formally articulate the idea of cells

1839

Rudolf Virchow proposes all cells come from other cells

1855

Richard Zsigmondy develops ultramicroscope

1903

Frits Zernike invents phase-contrast microscope

1932

allows study colourless and transparent materials

Ernst Ruska develops electron microscope

1938