Louis Pasteur

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur

Profession: Bacteriologist


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

Events in the Life of Louis Pasteur

  • 1862-04-20 First pasteurization test completed by Frenchmen Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard
  • 1885-07-06 Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

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