1810 – Born on the 7th of December in Neuss, Prussia.
1836 – Müller also directed Schwann’s attention to the process of digestion, which Schwann showed to depend essentially on the presence of a ferment he called pepsin.
1837 – When Schwann was dining with Schleiden, the conversation turned on the nuclei of plants and animal cells.
1839-1847 – The resemblance was confirmed without delay by both observers, and the results soon appeared in his famous Microscopic Investigations on the Accordance in the Structure and Growth of Plants and Animals.
– His generalization became the foundation of modern histology, and in the hands of Rudolf Virchow afforded the means of placing modern pathology on a truly scientific basis.
1882 – Died on the 11th of January in Cologne.