Edmond Locard

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Birthday
13, 1877
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 4, 1966 (88)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
13, 1877
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 4, 1966 (88)

About

French scientist known as the "Sherlock Holmes of France". He created the formula for the basic principle of forensic science.  He would start one of the first ever labs dealing with forensics to catch criminals.

Before Fame

He studied medicine and law at Lyon and became an assistant to professor Alexandre Lacassagne until 1910.

Trivia

He produced the seven-volume work Traite de Criminalistique.

Family Life

He grew up with his family in Saint-Chamond, France.

Associated With

Detective writer Georges Simenon attended some of his lectures in 1919 and 1920.