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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch pioneer of microscopy, c1660. Artist: Abraham de Blois

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch pioneer of microscopy, c1660. Artist: Abraham de Blois

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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch pioneer of microscopy, c1660. It was probably as a result of his use of lenses in examining cloth as a draper's apprentice that led to Leeuwenhoek's interest in lens making. Using microscopes he assembled himself, he discovered the existence of protozoa (1674), bacteria in tooth tartar (1676), blood corpuscles (1674) and blood capillaries (1683), among many other observations. In 1680 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his work.


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  1. 0460000974
  1. 1-150-155
  1. 1150155
  1. 974
  1. PER/B600139

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 2248x3022
File Size : 19903kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. Abraham de Blois, attributed to: Dutch: Artist, engraver
After
  1. Verkolje: (Dutch?): Artist, painter
Subject
  1. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek: Dutch: Microscopist
Medium
  1. Engraving
Picture Type
  1. Portrait
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ Netherlands
  1. 52 30 00 N , 005 45 00 E

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