Robert Hooke was home-schooled by his father until the age of 13. It was then that he entered the Westminster School. From there, he attended Oxford University and began studying science.
Robert Hooke was born on July 28, 1635, in England. He is most known for his scientific discoveries throughout the 17th century. One of Hooke’s most famous discoveries was the plant cell. He observed the cells under a light microscope and was the first scientist to see and study these types of cells. Hooke also made many observations about fossils under microscopes and was the first scientist to observe fossils in this manner. Today, Hooke is most known for his microscopy discoveries and his famous physic’s law, Hooke’s law.