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Fascinating facts about Anton van Leeuwenhoek inventor of Microbiology in 1673. Anton van Leeuwenhoek
 
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Anton van Leeuwenhoek is best known for his work on the improvement of the microscope, beginning in 1648, and for his contributions towards the establishment of microbiology in 1673. He was also the first to record microscopic observations of muscle fibers, bacteria, spermatozoa and blood flow in capillaries (small blood vessels).
Inventor: Anton van Leeuwenhoek (born Thonius Philips van Leeuwenhoek)
Portrait of Anton van Leeuwenhoek derived from public domain
Contribution: Commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology".
Birth: October 24, 1632 in Delft, Netherlands
Death: August 30, 1723 in Delft, Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch

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