August 26, 1723 CE – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Dies

August 26, 1723 CE – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek DiesRate this post *Image Credit: Wikipedia Few discoveries in the history of medicine could be said to have had more of an impact than that of bacteria. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch scientist and Father of Microbiology who deserves credit for finding them and many other single-celled structures, died on August 26, 1723 at the age of 90. Along with Englishman Robert Hook, van Leeuwenhoek would be one of the first people to comprehend the vast amount of tiny life moving existing all around us through the use of microscopes. Born in Delft, Holland, van Leeuwenhoek grew up with a curious mind […]