Anton van Leeuwenhoek

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Dutch pioneer microscopist who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and who gave the first accurate descriptions of microbes and spermatozoa and blood corpuscles (1632-1723)

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That Dutchman Anton van Leeuwenhoek is the founder of bacteriology and protozoology (the study of protozoa--the name for animal-like single-celled organisms)?
The medical microscope was invented in the mid 1600s, and by 1674 Anton van Leeuwenhoek had made lenses powerful enough to see tiny bacterial
An innovator himself, Vermeer was likely acquainted with the science of his time and is often linked with Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch inventor of the microscope.
WOODEN PAST Wood was among the first things that Anton van Leeuwenhoek looked at as he pioneered microscopy in the 17th century.
Leiden has been a center for developments in microscopy since the 17th century when Anton van Leeuwenhoek invented the first microscope.