Robert Hooke's microscope was a recreation of Anton van Leeuwenhoek's microscope in the 17th century, except his was 300x magnification. The discovery of the cell was made possible through the invention of the microscope.
A few years later, in 1674, Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to analyze live cells in his examination of algae. All of this preceded the cell theory which states that all living things are made up of cells and that cells are
Década de 1670: Anton van Leeuwenhoek observó diversas células eucariotas (como protozoos y espermatozoides) y procariotas (bacterias). 1745: John Needham describió la presencia de «animálculos» o «infusorios»; se trataba de organismos unicelulares.