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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Birthday

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Birthday - 24 October 1632

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was born on 24 October, 1632

Dutch scientist known for creating one of the world’s first successful microscopes. He was the first to observe animalcules (probably unicellular micro-organisms), muscle fibres, bacteria, spermatozoa etc. He was the first true microbiologist and is regarded as the Father of Microbiology.

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