The story behind Rue Louis-Pasteur


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This 1885 portrait of Louis Pasteur by Albert Edelfelt depicts the scientist at work in his laboratory.

This street is named in honour of one of the most eminent scientists of the 19th century. Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles behind vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.