Scientific Worthies. XXVII.—Louis Pasteur


LOUIS PASTEUR was born on December 27, 1822, at Dôle, where his father, an old soldier who had been decorated on the field of battle, worked hard as a tanner. He was an earnest, industrious, and thoughtful man, fond of reading, and very desirous that his son should be well educated and should gain renown in some branch of learning. Father and mother, alike in their enthusiasm and ambition, devoted themselves to their son—they would “make a man of him,” they said.

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PAGET, J. Scientific Worthies. XXVII.—Louis Pasteur. Nature 43, 481–485 (1891).

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