Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

1632 - 1723

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek ( AHN-tə-nee vahn LAY-vən-hook, -⁠huuk; Dutch: [ɑnˈtoːni vɑn ˈleːuə(n)ˌɦuk] (listen); 24 October 1632 – 26 August 1723) was a Dutch businessman and scientist in the Golden Age of Dutch science and technology. A largely self-taught man in science, he is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and one of the first microscopists and microbiologists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek has received more than 3,184,762 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek ranks 7 out of 686Before him are Charles Darwin, Carl Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. After him are Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Karl Landsteiner, Peter Kropotkin, James Watson, and Georges Cuvier.

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Among people born in 1632, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek ranks 4Before him are John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, and Johannes Vermeer. After him are Jean-Baptiste Lully, Christopher Wren, Samuel von Pufendorf, Jean Mabillon, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, and Adam Frans van der Meulen. Among people deceased in 1723, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek ranks 1After him are Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Christopher Wren, Dimitrie Cantemir, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Godfrey Kneller, Praskovia Saltykova, Zanabazar, Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, and Guillaume Dubois.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek ranks 13 out of 908Before him are Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Johan Cruyff (1947), Christiaan Huygens (1629), Mata Hari (1876), and Hugo Grotius (1583). After him are Pope Adrian VI (1459), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Abel Tasman (1603), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), and M. C. Escher (1898).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among biologists born in Netherlands, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek ranks 1After him are Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Hugo de Vries (1848), Herman Boerhaave (1668), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Jan Swammerdam (1637), Martinus Beijerinck (1851), Pieter Boddaert (1730), Pieter Bleeker (1819), Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Jan Frederik Gronovius (1686), and C. B. van Niel (1897).