Matthias Jakob Schleiden was a famous German Botanist. He is the co-founder of the cell theory. His father was Dr. Andreas Benedict Schleiden (1775-1853), however, his mother's identity is not well known.
Matthias Jakob Schleiden is not known for an invention. Instead, he, along with Theodor Schwann and Rudolf Virchow, founded the idea of cell theory, as well as recognized the importance of the nucleus with cell division.
Matthias Jakob Schleiden was a a professor at the University of Jena. His studies as a botanist were of a microscopic art, he was a co-grounder of the cell theory. He was born on the fifth of April 1804 and deid on the 23rd of June 1881.