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Antony Von Leeuwenhoek

Antony Von Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723)

ANTONY VON LEEUWENHOEK (1632-1723) was born in Delft, The Netherlands. He had no scientific education but devised his own microscope, and made some important observations. In his more than 200 letters to the Royal Society he described bacteria, protozoa, the capillary circulation in the tail of an eel, spermatozoa, the striped character of the voluntary muscle and the structure of the crystalline lens.

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