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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1632: Anton Van Leeuwenhoek. Dutch microscope pioneer.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek first published drawings of oral bacteria and performed some anti plaque experiments.
ALMOST 400 YEARS AGO, Anton van Leeuwenhoek peered through a microscope to describe bacteria in a drop of water.
Only a few years after its founding, it began receiving letters from a humble Dutchman named Anton van Leeuwenhoek, who had begun making microscopes.
Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, considered the father of modern microscopy, created a way for humans to see beyond the boundaries of the naked eye and observe the teeming life within a drop of water or that within the human circulatory system.
It was microscope inventor Anton van Leeuwenhoek who in 1694 first discovered the existence of dust mites.
His name was Anton van Leeuwenhoek. He died more than 250 years ago!