History of The Cell and The People

By Sheridan Smith

Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke was a part of the history of the cell because he was the first man to build a Gregorian reflecting telescope. Robert was born July 28, 1635. He died in 1703 on March 3rd.

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was a Dutch tradesman and a scientist. Anton was born in 1632 on October 24 and died August 26, 1723. Anton was commonly referred to as "the father of microbiology."


Theodor Schwann

Theodor Schwann was a German physiologist. Theodor was born in Neuss and he died January 11, 1882. Theodor found out that all plants are composed of cells.


Rudolf Virchow

Rudolph Virchow was a German doctor, anthropologist, pathologist, biologist, and more. Rudolph was born October 13, 1821.


Matthais Schleiden

Matthias Schleiden was a German botanist and the co-founder of the cell theory. Matthias was born April 5, 1804 and he died June 23, 1881.