Famous French Bacteriologists

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 1 Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur.
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Famous As: Chemist and Microbiologist
Birthdate: December 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dole, Jura, Franche-Comté, France
Died: September 28, 1895
Considered one of the founders of bacteriology, Louis Pasteur created vaccines for anthrax and rabies, and invented the process of heating food and wine to kill microbes that cause contamination, which was named pasteurization after him. Known as the “father of microbiology,” he also founded the Pasteur Institute in Paris.  

 2 Alexandre Yersin

Alexandre Yersin.
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Famous As: Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis
Birthdate: September 22, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aubonne, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
Died: March 1, 1943

Alexandre Yersin was a physician and bacteriologist. He is credited with co-discovering Yersinia pestis, the bacillus that causes the bubonic plague. Also an agriculturist, Yersin pioneered the cultivation of rubber trees. He is revered by the Vietnamese people because of his association with Hanoi Medical University; a private university in Da Lat is named in his honor.

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 3 Albert Calmette

Albert Calmette.
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: October 29, 1933

 4 Pierre Paul Emile Roux

Pierre Paul Emile Roux.
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 17, 1853
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Confolens (Charente), France
Died: November 3, 1933

 5 Camille Guérin

Camille Guérin.
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Famous As: Veterinarian
Birthdate: December 22, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: June 9, 1961