Louis Pasteur

1822 - 1895

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Louis Pasteur (, French: [lwi pastœʁ]; 27 December 1822 – 28 September 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization. His research in chemistry led to remarkable breakthroughs in the understanding of the causes and preventions of diseases, which laid down the foundations of hygiene, public health and much of modern medicine. His works are credited to saving millions of lives through the developments of vaccines for rabies and anthrax. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Pasteur has received more than 6,319,869 page views. His biography is available in 144 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 143 in 2019). Louis Pasteur is the most popular chemist (up from 2nd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from France (up from 9th in 2019) and the most popular French Chemist.

Louis Pasteur is most famous for his work in the field of microbiology. He is credited with discovering the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization.

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Among chemists, Louis Pasteur ranks 1 out of 510After him are Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton, Robert Boyle, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Amedeo Avogadro, Linus Pauling, Svante Arrhenius, and Fritz Haber.

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Among people born in 1822, Louis Pasteur ranks 1After him are Ulysses S. Grant, Gregor Mendel, Heinrich Schliemann, Rudolf Clausius, César Franck, Francis Galton, Frédéric Passy, Rutherford B. Hayes, Étienne Lenoir, Charles Hermite, and Francis, Duke of Cádiz. Among people deceased in 1895, Louis Pasteur ranks 1After him are Friedrich Engels, Alexandre Dumas fils, Berthe Morisot, Julius Lothar Meyer, Thomas Henry Huxley, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Empress Myeongseong, José Martí, Adam Opel, Franz von Suppé, and Isma'il Pasha.

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Among people born in France, Louis Pasteur ranks 8 out of 5,234Before him are Louis XIV of France (1638), René Descartes (1596), Joan of Arc (1412), Charlemagne (748), Voltaire (1694), and Blaise Pascal (1623). After him are Victor Hugo (1802), Claude Monet (1840), Montesquieu (1689), Jules Verne (1828), Molière (1622), and Louis XVI of France (1754).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Louis Pasteur ranks 1After him are Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Henri Moissan (1852), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Alfred Werner (1866), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), and Jacques Monod (1910).