July 28, 1635
March 3, 1703 (at the age of 67)
Place of Birth
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England
Academic, Scholar, Physicist, and Scientist
His most famous observations were in his study of thin slices of cork, describing the pores, or "cells" he viewed. Hooke had discovered plant cells, or more precisely, Hooke had been viewing the cell walls in cork tissue.
His brother committed suicide at the age of 48
On 27 March 1678, Robert’s brother John committed suicide by hanging himself. The reason for his action is not certain. He was 48 years old at the time of his death.
Desborough, Jane. "Jane Desborough." Science Museum Blog. N.p., 02 Apr. 2015. Web. 16 Jan. 2017. <https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/the-micrographia-microscope/>.
The Microscope , History Of. "Microscope history: Robert Hooke (1635 - 1703)." Robert Hooke's microscope discoveries - Hooke's Macrographia. N.p., 2010. Web. 16 Jan. 2017. <http://www.history-of-the-microscope.org/robert-hooke-microscope-history-micrographia.php>.
1585 (Month and Day not found)
Some time before 1632 or 1638
Place of bIrth
The Hague, Netherlands
Spectacle-maker (sometimes counterfeiter)
Invented of the first optical telescope. Janssen is sometimes also credited for inventing the first truly compound microscope.
Inspiring other famous scientists
His invention inspired many other famous scientists like Galileo Galilei. But they tried to claim to be the first to create this Microscope.
Antonio, Leroy . "Hans and Zacharias Jansen: A complete microscope history." Hans and Zacharias Jansen - A complete microscope history. N.p., 2010. Web. 16 Jan. 2017. <http://www.history-of-the-microscope.org/hans-and-zacharias-jansen-microscope-history.php>.
Ajaib , Kompi . "My Article." ~ My Article. N.p., 2012. Web. 16 Jan. 2017. <http://www.ib-article.com/2012/07/biography-zacharias-janssen-inventor-of.html>.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
October 24, 1632
August 26, 1723
Place of birth
Delft, Dutch Republic
Anton van Leeuwenhoek was the first scientist to closely observe cells under a microscope; he paved the way for a modern understanding of biology overall. He actually gave cells their name after the resemblance he believed they had to a monk's quarters. Anton van Leeuwenhoek is considered to be the father of microbiology.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek was the first to discover bacteria, protozoa, rotifers, spermatozoa, Hydra and Volvox as well as parthenogenesis in aphids.
Alvarez, Beckham . "Anton van Leeuwenhoek: A history of the compound microscope." Anton van Leeuwenhoek - History of the compound microscope. N.p., 2010. Web. 16 Jan. 2017. <http://www.history-of-the-microscope.org/anton-van-leeuwenhoek-microscope-history.php>.
Daniels , Braxton. "Ten fun facts about Anton van Leeuwenhoek." 10 facts about Anton van Leeuwenhoek - fun and interesting Anton van Leeuwenhoek facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2017. <http://www.10-facts-about.com/Anton-van-Leeuwenhoek/id/378>.