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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (oct 24, 1632 – aug 26, 1723)

Description:

* he was a linen merchant who developed lenses to view the quality of the threads which was a single-lens microscope magnified 300. Leeuwenhoek was the 1st to observe living microbes that he called "animalcules" in 1674. The first representation of bacteria is to be found in a drawing by Leeuwenhoek in 1683.
* never went to a university. Just worked at a textile shop and then started his scientific work on his own
* (interesting fact) had 5 kids but only 1 survived

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History of microbiology- 7340 Alexis Vasquez

Date:

oct 24, 1632
aug 26, 1723
~ 90 years

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