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Robert Koch

Microbiologist Robert Koch

Profession: Microbiologist


Why Famous: 1905 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax

Born: December 11, 1843
Birthplace: Klausthal, Hanover, Germany
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: May 27, 1910 (aged 66)

Married Life

  • 1893-09-13 Microbiologist Robert Koch (49) weds actress Hedwig Freiberg (20)

Historical Events

  • 1882-03-24 German scientist Robert Koch discovers and describes the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), and establishes germ theory

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