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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, the last of which was named after him. 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. Pasteur's works are credited with 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 7,492,290 page views. His biography is available in 149 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 144 in 2019). Louis Pasteur is the most popular chemist, the 6th most popular biography from France (up from 8th 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 509After him are Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton, Robert Boyle, Irène Joliot-Curie, Amedeo Avogadro, Svante Arrhenius, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, 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, Frédéric Passy, César Franck, Rudolf Clausius, Francis Galton, Rutherford B. Hayes, Étienne Lenoir, Midhat Pasha, and Charles Hermite. Among people deceased in 1895, Louis Pasteur ranks 1After him are Friedrich Engels, Alexandre Dumas fils, Berthe Morisot, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Thomas Henry Huxley, Empress Myeongseong, Julius Lothar Meyer, Adam Opel, José Martí, Isma'il Pasha, and Friedrich Miescher.

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Among people born in France, Louis Pasteur ranks 6 out of 6,011Before him are Napoleon (1769), Louis XIV of France (1638), René Descartes (1596), Joan of Arc (1412), and Blaise Pascal (1623). After him are Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Claude Monet (1840), Montesquieu (1689), Louis XVI of France (1754), and Jules Verne (1828).

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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), Alfred Werner (1866), Victor Grignard (1871), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jacques Monod (1910), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), and Joseph Proust (1754).