People: Microscopists

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
Johan Ham "best capable" scientific colleague
Johannes Hudde April 15, 1704 fellow microscopist
Johannes Swammerdam February 17, 1680 colleague from Amsterdam who visited but found him hard to reason with
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