Famous French Biologists

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 1 Luc Montagnier

Luc Montagnier
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Famous As: Physician, Biologist, Virologist, Researcher, Professor, Scientist
Birthdate: August 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French

 2 Pierre Joliot

Pierre Joliot
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Famous As: Biologist, Biochemist, Professor
Birthdate: March 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
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 3 Alexis Carrel

Alexis Carrel
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Famous As: Surgeon, Biologist
Birthdate: June 28, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: November 5, 1944
Nobel Prize-winning French biologist and surgeon Alexis Carrel is remembered for developing a method to suture blood vessels with minimum stitches, to repair them. He also successfully kept tissues alive outside the body for 30 years, in an innovative tissue culture experiment, and worked on organ transplantation.

 4 Charles Lucien Bonaparte

Charles Lucien Bonaparte
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: May 24, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: July 29, 1857

 5 Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
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Famous As: Virologist
Birthdate: July 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French

 6 Jacques Monod

Jacques Monod
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: February 9, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: May 31, 1976

Jacques Monod was a French biochemist known for his collaborative work with biologist François Jacob and microbiologist André Lwoff on the genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis. The three men were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965. Monod is also widely regarded as one of the founders of molecular biology. 

 7 Jean-Henri Fabre

Jean-Henri Fabre
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: December 21, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: October 11, 1915
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 8 François Jacob

François Jacob
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: June 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: April 19, 2013

Nobel Prize-winning French biologist François Jacob is remembered for his discovery of operons, or regulator genes, with Jacques Monod. He had also been part of the French army during World War II. Though initially interested in physics and math, he later took up medicine to avoid a strict regime.

 9 Sergei Winogradsky

Sergei Winogradsky
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Famous As: Microbiologist
Birthdate: September 1, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French, Russian
Died: February 25, 1953

 10 Jean Rostand

Jean Rostand
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Famous As: Philosopher, Biologist, Writer
Birthdate: October 30, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: September 4, 1977

 11 Jules A. Hoffmann

Jules A. Hoffmann
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: August 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French, Luxembourgian

 12 Alain Bombard

Alain Bombard
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: October 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: July 19, 2005

 13 Roger Guillemin

Roger Guillemin
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: January 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French

 14 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: February 28, 1683
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: October 17, 1757

 15 Bernard Germain de Lacépède

Bernard Germain de Lacépède
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: December 26, 1756
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: October 6, 1825

 16 Henri Laborit

Henri Laborit
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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: November 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French, Vietnamese
Died: May 18, 1995

 17 Félix Dujardin

Félix Dujardin
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: April 5, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: April 8, 1860

 18 André Lwoff

André Michel Lwoff
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Famous As: Microbiologist
Birthdate: May 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: September 30, 1994

 19 Jeanne Villepreux-Power

Jeanne Villepreux-Power
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: September 24, 1794
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: January 25, 1871

 20 Antoine de Jussieu

Antoine de Jussieu
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Famous As: Plant biologist
Birthdate: July 6, 1686
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: April 22, 1758

 21 Maurice Caullery

Maurice Caullery
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: September 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: July 13, 1958