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Who was the person to discover the 1st cell ?

Robert Hooke or Antonie Leeuwenhoek ?


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Robert Hooke
The cell was first discovered and named by Robert Hooke in 1665. He remarked that it looked strangely similar to cellula or small rooms which monks inhabited, thus deriving the name. However what Hooke actually saw was the dead cell walls of plant cells (cork) as it appeared under the microscope.

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