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Alma mater  Heidelberg
Role  Botanist
Known for  Cell theory
Nationality  German
Author abbrev. (botany)  Schleid.
Education  Heidelberg University
Name  Matthias Schleiden

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Born  5 April 1804 Hamburg, Holy Roman Empire (1804-04-05)
Institutions  University of Jena, University of Dorpat
Died  June 23, 1881, Frankfurt, Germany
Books  Principles of scientific botany
Spouse  Therese Marezoll (m. 1855), Bertha Mirus (m. 1844–1854)
Similar People  Theodor Schwann, Robert Hooke, Rudolf Virchow, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Robert Brown

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

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Born in Hamburg, Schleiden was educated at University of Jena, then practiced law in Heidelberg, but soon developed his love for botany into a full-time pursuit. Schleiden preferred to study plant structure under the microscope. While a professor of botany at the University of Jena, he wrote Contributions to our knowledge of phytogenesis (1838), in which he stated that all parts of the plant organism are composed of cells. Thus, Schleiden and Schwann became the first to formulate what was then an informal belief as a principle of biology equal in importance to the atomic theory of chemistry. He also recognized the importance of the cell nucleus, discovered in 1831 by the Scottish botanist Robert Brown, and sensed its connection with cell division.

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Schleiden was one of the first German biologists to accept Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. He became professor of botany at the University of Dorpat in 1863. He concluded that all plant parts are made of cells and that an embryonic plant organism arises from the one cell. He died in Frankfurt am Main on 23 June 1881.

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