- Birth Date: July 18, 1635
- Death Date: March 3, 1703
- Place of Birth: Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England
- Occupations: Academic, Scholar, Physicist, and Scientist.
- Contribution to the Microscope: He created the term "cell", because he was discussing the structure of the cork. He also discovered plant cells.
- He was a sickly child
- He was apprentice to a painter when he was young
- He worked many jobs such as Curator at the Royal Society of London (1662) Professor of Geometry at Gresham College in London (1665), city surveyor (1666).
"Microscope history: Robert Hooke (1635 - 1703)." Robert Hooke's microscope discoveries - Hooke's Macrographia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2017. <http://www.history-of-the-microscope.org/robert-hooke-microscope-history-micrographia.php>.
"Robert Hooke." Biography.com. A&E Networks Television, 29 Dec. 2015. Web. 155 Jan. 2017.<http://www.biography.com/people/robert-hooke-9343172#synopsis>.
- Birth Date: 1580
- Death Date: 1638
- Place of Birth: The Hague, Netherlands
- Occupation: Spectacle-maker
- Contributions to the Microscope: Created the first microscope. It was kind of like a hand lens at that time, and with that you would slide your sample in.
- During the fires that followed German bombardment of Middleburg many of the archives that had documented his life were burned.
- Many scholars believe that his father Hans played a large part in the creation of the microscope.
"Hans and Zacharias Jansen: A complete microscope history." Hans and Zacharias Jansen - A complete microscope history. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2017. <http://www.history-of-the-microscope.org/hans-and-zacharias-jansen-microscope-history.php>.
"My Article." ~ My Article. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2017. <http://www.ib-article.com/2012/07/biography-zacharias-janssen-inventor-of.html>.
"Zacharias Janssen." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zacharias_Janssen>.
- Birth Date: October 24, 1632
- Death Date: August 26, 1723
- Place of Birth: Delft, Netherlands
- Occupations: Tradesman and Scientists
- Contributions to the Microscope: He was the first person to observe and describe single celled organisms. Also the first person to record and observe muscle fibers, bacteria, spermatozoa, and blood flow in capillaries.
- He had no fortune and didn't have a higher education or university degrees.
- He is nicknamed "the Father of Microbiology".
"Anton van Leeuwenhoek: A history of the compound microscope." Anton van Leeuwenhoek - History of the compound microscope. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2017. <http://www.history-of-the-microscope.org/anton-van-leeuwenhoek-microscope-history.php>.