The Cell theory

Events

Zacharias Jansen

1590 - 1599

around the 1590s Jansen created the first microscope

Robert Hooke

1665

-Hooke was the first person to use the term "cell" to describe a basic unit of life
-Hooke saw the first cell

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek

1673

Leeuwenhoek discovered bactria

Rudolph Virchow

1821

Virchow proved the cells came from preexisting cells

Matthias Schleiden

1833

Shleiden declared that cells were the building blocks of plants and matter

Mattias Schleidan and Theodor Schwann

Approx. 1834

Schiedan and Schwann discovered that all organisms are composed of similar units of organization