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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

(1632—1723)


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(1632–1723)

A Dutch microscopist who ground his own lenses and perfected techniques for magnification up to 200 times, allowing him to visualize very small objects not previously seen. Among the structures he described were red blood corpuscles, spermatozoa, protozoa, intestinal parasites, and possibly some of the larger bacteria.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.


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