Edmond Locard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Edmond Locard

French forensic scientist

Date of Birth: 13-Dec-1877

Place of Birth: Saint-Chamond, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 04-May-1966

Profession: writer, physician, jurist, music critic, journalist, criminologist, forensic scientist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Edmond Locard

  • Dr.
  • Edmond Locard (13 December 1877 – 4 April 1966) was a French criminologist, the pioneer in forensic science who became known as the "Sherlock Holmes of France".
  • He formulated the basic principle of forensic science: "Every contact leaves a trace".
  • This became known as Locard's exchange principle.

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