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Cell Theory Timeline
Transcript of Cell Theory Timeline
Cell Theory Timeline
Robert Hooke (July 28, 1635-March 3, 1703)
Robert Hooke discovered the cell by looking through a microscope at a cork. What he saw when he looked in the microscope was a cell was. He chose the word "cell" to describe what he saw.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
(October 24, 1632-August 26, 1723)
Using lenses he made himself Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovered the first protozoa and bacteria.
Robert Brown (December 21, 1773-June 10, 1858)
Robert Brown discovered the nucleus in the plant cell.
Matthias Jakob Schleiden (April 5, 1804-June 23, 1881)
Matthias made the first generalized statement about cells, which was that all plant tissues are made out of cells, and that cell were the basic building blocks of plants.
Theodor Schwann (December 7, 1810-June 23, 1881)
Theodor Schwann came to the conclusion that animal tissue was made of cells which ended that debate that plants and animals had different structures. He also made a theory that states that cells are organisms and organisms are made up of 2 or more cells and that cells are the basic units of structure for all organisms.
Albrecht von Koelliker ( July 6, 1817-Nov. 2, 1905)
Albrecht von Koelliker discovered that sperm and egg are cells.
Carl Heinrich Braun (May 10, 1805-March 29, 1877)
Carl Heinrich Braun reworked the cell theory and called cell the basic unit of life..
Rudolf Virchow (October 13, 1821-September 5, 1902)
Rudolf Virchow made theory that all cells came from existing cells.
Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822-September 28, 1895)
Louis Pasteur discovered that microorganisms cause fermentation and disease, pioneered the study of molecular asymmetry, created the process of pasteurization, and developed vaccines against anthrax and rabies.