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Louis Pasteur

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Birthday
27, 1822
Birthplace
Dole, France
Death Date
Sep 28, 1895 (72)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
27, 1822
Birthplace
Dole, France
Death Date
Sep 28, 1895 (72)

About

Scientist who studied how germs spread infectious diseases and pioneered the process of vaccination. He founded the Pasteur Institute, a French foundation dedicated to the study of diseases and vaccines, in 1887.

Before Fame

He was a better artist than academic during his early years.

Trivia

Pasteurization, the process of heating food and drink to kill microbes that cause spoilage, is named after him. He is regarded as one of the founders of bacteriology.

Family Life

He married Marie Anne Laurent in 1849, and the couple had three daughters and one son.

Associated With

He and Robert Koch are known as two of the fathers of bacteriology.