|Dates: ||1843, 11 December - 1910, 27 May|
|Born: ||Germany (Kingdom of Hanover), Clausthal|
|Died: ||Germany (Grand Duchy of Baden), Baden-Baden|
Prussian bacteriologist who demonstrated the significance of germs through his photomicrographs. An outstanding microbiologist he isolated the Bacillus anthracis (1877), the tuberculosis bacillus (1882) and the vibrio cholera (1883). His was awared the Nobel Prize in 1905.
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