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Cell Theory Notes

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek Dutchman: Built one of the world's first microscopes, then in 1680, Van Leeuwenhoek discovered microscopic creatures, creatures that could no be seen with the naked eye.
Robert Hooke Englishman: In 1665, Hooke looked at thin slices of cork with a microscope and saw little empty boxes, which he called cells. In 1680, Hooke proved Van Leeuwenhoek was right when Hooke repeated Van Leeuwenhoek's pepper water experiment.
Matthias Schleiden German: In 1838, Schleiden studied plant parts under a microscope and concluded that all plant parts were made of cells.
Theodor Schwann German: In 1839, Schwann studied animal parts under a microscope and concluded that all LIVING THINGS were made of cells.
Rudolph Virchow Russian: In 1854, Virchow studied all types of cells and concluded that all cells came from existing cells.
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