Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, (born October 24, 1632, Delft, Netherlands—died August 26, 1723, Delft), Dutch microscopist who was the first to observe bacteria and protozoa.
How did Antonie van Leeuwenhoek die?
He was happy to continue his work in Delft. Leeuwenhoek's second wife, Cornelia, died in 1694, when Leeuwenhoek was 61 years old. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek died aged 90 on August 26, 1723. He was buried in the Old Church in Delft.
Who is Anton van Leeuwenhoek and what did he do?
Van Leeuwenhoek discovered "protozoa" - the single-celled organisms and he called them "animalcules". He also improved the microscope and laid foundation for microbiology. He is often cited as the first microbiologist to study muscle fibers, bacteria, spermatozoa and blood flow in capillaries.