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Louis Pasteur

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur

Profession: Bacteriologist

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: Known for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and food preparing process known as pasteurization.

Born: December 27, 1822
Birthplace: Dole, France
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: September 28, 1895 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1849-05-29 Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

Historical Events

  • 1862-04-20 First pasteurization test completed by Frenchmen Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard
  • 1885-07-06 Louis Pasteur successfully give an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, saving his life
  • 1887-06-04 Pasteur Institute founded by French biologist Louis Pasteur in Paris

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