Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

Badertscher, Eric
April 2007
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek;4/1/2007, p1
This article profiles Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, a pioneer in the design and use of microscopes. Leeuwenhoek is famous for becoming the first person to observe bacteria, spermatozoa, and protozoa, and is regarded as the father of microbiology. Of particular focus is Leeuwenhoek's early childhood and education, and his reputation as a noted scholar in the seventeenth century.


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