Thursday, September 4, 2008

Anton van Leeuwenhoek, The Scientist

leeuwenhoeksmall Anton van Leewenhoek is a famous scientist.  He was born in 1632 in Holland.  He was the first person to look through a microscope because he invented the microscope.  His microscopes were basically really powerful magnifying glasses.  Still, he was able to see microorganisms.  And, he was the first person to see bacteria.  We have learned a lot from him.


We found this picture and pictures of his microscope on the Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) website.


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Anonymous said...

He died @ 91.He should be wearing a wig.

Anonymous said...

He was born in 1632 and he made over 500 microscopes!!