Mariah Morgan

History of the Cell Theory

The Cell Theory

  • All living organisms are composed of cells. They may be unicellular or multicellular.
  • The cell is the basic unit of life.
  • Cells arise from pre-existing cells.


Additional Scientists

Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Born- October 24, 1632 Delft, Netherlands

Died- Aug 26, 1723 Delft

How he contributed to the cell theory- First to describe and observe single celled organisms

Matthias Schleiden

Born- Apr 5, 1804 Hamburg, Germany

Died- June 23, 1881 Frankfurt

How he contributed to the cell theory- Matthias came up with the theory that all parts of a plant is made up of cells known as phytogenesis.