19th January 2023

Bicentenary of the birth of Pasteur (1822 – 1895)

On 27 December 1822, Louis Pasteur was born in Dole, France. A chemist by training, he gradually turned to the life sciences while working on fermentation. He used science to improve agriculture, combat animal and human epidemics and refute erroneous theories. From wine diseases to silkworm pebrine, from chicken cholera to sheep anthrax, his fields of action are very concrete. Today, his name is most closely associated with the fight against rabies, which led to the development of an anti-rabies vaccine.

On the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth, the BnF is presenting a selection of digitised document, blog posts, etc.

More information (in French): https://www.bnf.fr/fr/bicentenaire-de-la-naissance-de-pasteur-1822-1895

Photo:Louis Pasteur, Atelier Nadar, 1910 – BnF

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