10 Interesting Facts About Louis Pasteur

Less known, Amazing & Interesting Facts About Louis Pasteur

Louis_PasteurThe man Dr. Louis Pasteur was born on December 27 in the year 1822, in the town of Dole at France. He was the one who discovered that microbes were responsible for souring alcohol, well we can say that it was an amazing discovery as it resulted in him coming up with the process of pasteurization. In the process of pasteurization, the bacterium is destroyed by heating beverages and then allowing them to cool. His work in germ theory also led him and his team to create vaccinations for anthrax and rabies. So kudos! Here are a few interesting facts about Louis Pasteur that you might not be aware of-

Interesting Facts About Louis Pasteur

#1: The Founder

He is one of the chemist and microbiologist born in eastern France and he is one of the founders of medical microbiology.

#2: The Year 1842

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1842 and year later he was admitted to a teachers college in Paris. Where he studied under French chemist John Baptist.

#3: Doctorate

He later obtained his master’s degree and finally his doctorate in science in 1847. If there was a higher degree than a doctorate, am sure he would have acquired it too.

#4: The Professor

Louis Pasteu’s doctorial thesis on crystallography in which concern the arrangement of atoms and solids earned him a position as professor of chemistry in University of Strasbourg.

#5: Academic Positions

Louis Pasteu has held many academic positions and pioneer to study of molecular asymmetry and discovered that micro organisms cause fermentation and disease.


#6: Pasteurization

His discoveries helped to reduce mortality rate. He is best known for creating the technique known as the Pasteurization. This is a process of heating a liquid to a specific temperature in fixed amount of time and cooling it.

#7: New Vaccines

The prose’s helped Louis Pasteur to slow microbial growth in milk and wine. He also developed new vaccines for rabies and anthrax.

#8: The legend of the honor

Louis Pasteur was awarded the microbiologist highest Dutch honoring arts and sciences as well as the national order of the legend of the honor in France.

#9: The institutions named after

Another interesting fact about Louis Pasteur is that several academic institutions have named after Louis Pasteur in admiration of his profound discoveries.

#10: Scientific Work

His life scientific work continues to promote study in bacteriology, microbiology, immunology, stereo chemistry and virology.

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