A trained scientist, chemist and physicist, Louis Pasteur, dedicated his life to research, becoming a pioneer in microbiology.
But who was this man who identified the principle of fermentation and invented the rabies vaccine?
A studious childhood
From his birth in 1822 until he presented his theses in 1847, his childhood was characterised by a taste for learning.
An extraordinary career
He won international acclaim in 1885 with the discovery of the anti-rabies vaccine. The Institut Pasteur, founded in 1888, was set up to fight the rabies virus. This find marked the highlight of a series of discoveries that he developed while taking his inspiration from the work of his peers.