Bacteriologists

Bacteriologists are the professionals trained in bacteriology which is a subdivision of microbiology. They examine the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of bacteria in order to promote health and disease diagnosis and prevention. The beginnings of bacteriology corresponded with the development of the microscope, and the 17th century Dutch naturalist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is believed to be the first person to see micro-organisms, including bacteria. The 19th century German physician Robert Koch was one of the founders of bacteriology. Another German, the naturalist and botanist Ferdinand Julius Cohn who became known for his studies of algae, bacteria, and fungi, is also considered a founder of bacteriology. He published many of the founding papers of bacteriology in the journal ‘Contributions to the Biology of Plants.’ Taking forward the work on bacteriology, Louis Pasteur established the connections between bacteria and the processes of fermentation and disease, and succeeded in immunizing animals against two diseases caused by bacteria. The Scottish biologist Sir Alexander Fleming was also a major authority in the field of bacteriology. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous bacteriologists from all over the globe.

 1 Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur
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Famous As: Chemist and Microbiologist
Birthdate: December 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: September 28, 1895

 2 Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming
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Famous As: Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin
Birthdate: August 6, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: March 11, 1955

 3 Robert Koch

Robert Koch
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 11, 1843
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: May 27, 1910

 4 Alexandre Yersin

Alexandre Émile John Yersin
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Famous As: Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis
Birthdate: September 22, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swiss, French, Vietnamese
Died: March 1, 1943
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 5 William H. Welch

William H. Welch
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: April 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: April 30, 1934

 6 Hans Christian Gram

Hans Christian Gram
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Famous As: Physician, Bacteriologist, University teacher, Scientist
Birthdate: September 13, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 15, 1938
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 7 Ferdinand Cohn

Ferdinand Cohn
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Famous As: Founder of Bacteriology and Microbiology
Birthdate: January 24, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Polish
Died: June 25, 1898
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 8 Christiaan Eijkman

Christiaan Eijkman
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: August 11, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Dutch
Died: November 5, 1930
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 9 Albert Calmette

Albert Calmette
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: October 29, 1933

 10 Camille Guérin

Camille Guérin
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Famous As: Veterinarian
Birthdate: December 22, 1872
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: June 9, 1961
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 11 Almroth Wright

Almroth Wright
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: August 10, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: April 30, 1947

 12 Clemens von Pirquet

Clemens von Pirquet
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: May 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Austrian
Died: February 28, 1929
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 13 Friedrich Loeffler

Friedrich Loeffler
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: June 24, 1852
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: April 9, 1915

 14 Willy Burgdorfer

Willy Burgdorfer
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: June 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss, American
Died: November 17, 2014
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 15 Edwin Klebs

Edwin Klebs
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: February 6, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: October 23, 1913

 16 Hans Zinsser

Hans Zinsser
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: November 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: September 4, 1940

 17 Theobald Smith

Theobald Smith
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: July 31, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: December 10, 1934

 18 Salvador Mazza

Salvador Mazza
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Famous As: Physician and Epidemiologist
Birthdate: February 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Argentinian
Died: April 29, 1905
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 19 Thomas Milton Rivers

Thomas Milton Rivers
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: September 3, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: May 12, 1962

 20 Alfred Day Hershey

Alfred Day Hershey
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Famous As: Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine
Birthdate: December 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 22, 1997

 21 August von Wassermann

August von Wassermann
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: February 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: March 16, 1925

 22 David Hendricks Bergey

David Hendricks Bergey
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: December 27, 1860
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: September 5, 1937
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 23 Hans Ernst August Buchner

Hans Ernst August Buchner
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: December 16, 1850
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: April 5, 1902

 24 Watson Cheyne

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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: December 14, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Scottish
Died: April 19, 1932
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 25 George Nuttall

George Nuttall
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: July 5, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British, American
Died: December 16, 1937

 26 Leonard Colebrook

Leonard Colebrook
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 2, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: September 27, 1967

 27 George Frederick Dick

George Frederick Dick
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 21, 1881
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: October 10, 1967

 28 Ephraim Anderson

Ephraim Anderson
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: October 28, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: March 14, 2006
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 29 Pierre Paul Emile Roux

Pierre Paul Emile Roux
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 17, 1853
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: November 3, 1933

 30 Kitasato Shibasaburo

Kitasato Shibasaburo
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: January 29, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: June 13, 1931
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 31 Shiga Kiyoshi

Shiga Kiyoshi
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: February 7, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: January 25, 1957

 32 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni

Aristides Agramonte y Simoni
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: June 3, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Cuban
Died: August 19, 1931
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