History of the microscope Sam CANTINE

Robert Hooke

His microscope

Born: July 28, 1635, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Died: March 3, 1703, London, United Kingdom

Occupation: scholar, physicist, scientist

Contribution: Hooke invented ways of controlling the height and angle of microscopes he also made micro scopes have the ability to let variations of light through to be able to see he also made mangafication of 50x which was amazing in the 1600's. He also discovered a famous observation which was the pores(cells) in cork he had been viewing the cells the whole time.

Juicy facts: he had disputes with sir Isaac newton about whether he or newton discovered gravitation

References: Robert Hooke. (2015, December 29). Retrieved January 16, 2017, from http://www.biography.com/people/robert-hooke-9343172

Microscope history: Robert Hooke (1635 - 1703). (n.d.). Retrieved January 16, 2017, from http://www.history-of-the-microscope.org/robert-hooke-microscope-history-micrographia.php

Zacharias janssen

Born 1580 - The Hague, Netherlands

Died 1638

Occupation: spectacle maker

Contributions to the microscope he was the inventor of the microscope his microscope what is a hand lens that have a slot to place the sample of what you wanted to look at it at his microscope could only magnify the object three times the original size

Juicy facts: he inspired many other famous scientist like Galileo he also counterfeited coins and got caught from it but didn't die from it


Hans and Zacharias Jansen: A complete microscope history. (n.d.). Retrieved January 16, 2017, from http://www.history-of-the-microscope.org/hans-and-zacharias-jansen-microscope-history.php

Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics and You - Timeline - Zacharias Janssen. (n.d.). Retrieved January 16, 2017, from https://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/timeline/people/janssen.html

Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Born: October 24, 1632, Delft, Netherlands

Died: August 26, 1723, Delft, Netherlands

Occupation scientist and tradesmen

Contributions: he was the first to actually observe cells closely under a microscope. He basically lead us to where we are today he also gave cells there names.

Juicy facts: he discovered bacteria, spermatozoa, and discovered the size and shape of red blood cells.

References: Home. (n.d.). Retrieved January 16, 2017, from https://www.famousscientists.org/antonie-van-leeuwenhoek/

Anton van Leeuwenhoek Facts. (n.d.). Retrieved January 16, 2017, from http://biography.yourdictionary.com/anton-van-leeuwenhoek

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