Matthias Jakob Schleiden

Matthias Jakob Schleiden

Matthias Jakob Schleiden
Born (1804-04-05)5 April 1804
Hamburg, Holy Roman Empire
Died 23 June 1881(1881-06-23) (aged 77)
Frankfurt am Main, German Empire
Nationality German
Institutions University of Jena, University of Dorpat
Alma mater Heidelberg
Known for Cell theory
Author abbrev. (botany) Schleid.

Matthias Jakob Schleiden (5 April 1804 – 23 June 1881) was a German botanist and co-founder of the cell theory, along with Theodor Schwann and Rudolf Virchow.

Born in cell nucleus, discovered in 1831 by the Scottish botanist Robert Brown,[1] and sensed its connection with cell division.

Die Entwickelung der Meduse ("The Development of the Medusæ"), in Schleiden's Das Meer

Schleiden was one of the first German biologists to accept Frankfurt am Main on 23 June 1881.[2]


  1. ^ Trisha Creekmore. "The Science Channel :: 100 Greatest Discoveries: Biology".  
  2. ^ Mathias Jacob Schleiden, Encyclopædia Britannica
  3. ^ "'"Author Query for 'Schleid..  

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