Microscopists

Members of the Royal Society mentioned on this web

Died Antony's

Christiaan Huygens

July 8, 1695 friend and colleague

Galileo

January 8, 1642 predecessor who was using a double-lens microscope decades before Leeuwenhoek was born

Hans Lippershey

countryman who has a good claim to have invented the microscope

Jan Swammerdam

February 17, 1680 colleague from Amsterdam who visited but found him hard to reason with

Johan Ham

"best capable" scientific colleague

Johannes Hudde

April 15, 1704 fellow microscopist

Marcello Malpighi

November 29, 1694 professional peer; they were aware of and reacted to each other's work

Nehemiah Grew

March 25, 1712 professional colleague at the Royal Society; they wrote about each other's work

Nicolaas Hartsoeker

December 10, 1725 rival over the discovery of sperm

Robert Hooke

March 3, 1703 most important supporter