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Another famous scientist on Kidspress Magazine! Checkout all the most interesting Pasteur Facts related to Louis Pasteur.

  • Pasteur was born on December 27, 1822 in Dole, France.
  • Pasteur invented the pasteurization process which is used to treat milk and beer and is now applied across the world.
  • Through his experiments Pasteur proved that germs (i.e. bacteria) were living things that came from other living things.
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    “Do not put forward anything that you cannot prove by experimentation.” – Pasteur

  • The first vaccine discovered by Pasteur was for a disease named chicken cholera, in 1879.
  • The term “vaccination” was coined by Louis Pasteur. He invented the rabies vaccine.
  • Pasteur researched and invented vaccines for cholera, diphtheria, plague, rabies, yellow fever, tuberculosis and anthrax.
  • He named the new science bacteriology.
  • Louis was given the Leeuwenhoek medal, the highest honor in microbiology.
  • He founded the Paris Pasteur institute in 1887. The Pasteur Institute is one of the world leaders in battling infectious diseases.
  • Craters on Mars and the Moon are named in his honor.
  • Louis Pasteur died in 1895 from a stroke. He was buried in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France.
  • A biographical film of his life has also been made, entitled The Story of Louis Pasteur.

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