The Contributions Of Louis Pasteur

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Louis Pasteur was a biologist and a French chemist who made major contributions to chemistry, medicine and industry. He is famous for his germ theory and he is also famous for the development of vaccines. He is also famous for the food preparing process known as pasteurization.
Personal Biography
Louis Pasteur born on December 27, 1822, in Dole, France. He grew up in the town of Arbois. His father, Jean-Joseph Pasteur was a tanner and a sergeant major. Since his father was decorated with the Legion of Honor during the Napoleonic Wars, strong patriotism was instilled in Louis when he was young. This became an important part of his character later on. In his early school years, he was an average student but he was gifted in drawing and painting and he also enjoyed singing. His portraits and pastels that he made of his family and friends when he was 15 were later put on display in the museum of the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Although Louis was an average student when he was a teenager, when he was exposed to science he knew he had found his calling in life. In 1838, Louis went to college where he studied to become a science teacher. He earned degrees in mathematics, physics, and chemistry and became a chemistry professor at the University of Strasbourg. While he was teaching at the university, he met and fell in love with Marie Laurent and they married in the same year on May 29, 1849. Louis went on to have five children with Marie but only two out of the five children…

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