Alexandre Yersin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alexandre Yersin

Swiss and French physician and bacteriologist

Date of Birth: 22-Sep-1863

Place of Birth: Aubonne, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland

Date of Death: 01-Mar-1943

Profession: physician, biologist, agronomist, explorer, bacteriologist

Nationality: Switzerland, France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Show Famous Birthdays Today, World

👉 Worldwide Celebrity Birthdays Today

About Alexandre Yersin

  • Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin (22 September 1863 – 1 March 1943) was a Swiss and naturalized French physician and bacteriologist.
  • He is remembered as the co-discoverer of the bacillus responsible for the bubonic plague or pest, which was later named in his honour (Yersinia pestis).
  • Another bacteriologist, Kitasato Shibasaburo is often credited with independently identifying the bacterium a few days earlier but may have identified a different bacterium and not the pathogen causing plague.
  • Yersin also demonstrated for the first time that the same bacillus was present in the rodent as well as in the human disease, thus underlining the possible means of transmission.

Read more at Wikipedia