Matthias Jakob Schleiden, also spelled Matthias Jacob Schleiden, (born April 5, 1804, Hamburg [Germany]—died June 23, 1881, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), German botanist, cofounder (with Theodor Schwann) of the cell theory.
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Matthias Jakob Schleiden ( German: [maˈtiːas ˈjaːkɔp ˈʃlaɪdn̩];   5 April 1804 – 23 June 1881) was a German botanist and co-founder of cell theory, along with Theodor Schwann and Rudolf Virchow. He published some poems and non-scientific work under the pseudonym Ernst.  Career Matthias Jakob Schleiden was born in Hamburg. on 5 April 1804.
Matthias Jacob Schleiden was a German botanist who, with Theodor Schwann, cofounded the cell theory. In 1838 Schleiden defined the cell as the basic unit of plant structure, and a year later Schwann defined the cell as the basic unit of animal structure.
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Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804 - 1881) was Professor of botany at the University of Jena and is best known as one of the foundational architects of the cell theory. Schleiden was also an early evolutionist.
M atthias Jakob Schleiden and Theodor Schwann (1810-1882) are generally regarded as the first scientists to establish cell theory. Cell theory is a fundamental aspect of modern biology.
Jun 8, 2018 · Schleiden, Matthias Jakob (1804–81) A German botanist who, in collaboration with T. Schwann, proposed the cell theory. Schleiden practised law before studying medicine and botany. His studies led him to conclude that all parts of a plant consist of cells or their derivatives, an idea he called ‘phytogenesis’, publishing an account of it ...