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Robert Hooke-Microscope

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I've been looking over the internet about Robert Hooke but there seems to be conflicting information about his work. Now I know that he was the first to discover the cell using a microscope and Anton van Leeuwenhoek was the first to discover microbes using a much stronger microscope...Here's what's confusing me, did Robert Hooke actually build the first microscope, or did the microscope already exist and he just used it to discover the cell? and this particular microscope was basically improved by anton van leeuwenhoek?
Any clarification is much appreciated.


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Neither of them built the first microscope - they were just among the first to describe what they saw with it, although they both did a lot of work to build their own and better instruments
 

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