10 euro - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Louis Pasteur
Series: Malta - Silver 10 euro coins
Louis Pasteur was born on 27 December 1822. He studied chemistry at the Ecole Normale Superieure, and in 1847 he earned a doctorate in sciences. He was appointed professor of chemistry at the University of Strasbourg in 1848. Pasteur developed the principle of vaccination, first pioneered by Edward Jenner in 1795. The development of a vaccine for rabies, which was first tested on a human being in 1885, was Pasteur's last major undertaking. Its success sealed his fame and opened the way for the development of vaccines against different diseases, contributing to the saving of millions of lives. Pasteur died on 28 September 1895. He was buried in a crypt within the Institut Pasteur, which was founded by Pasteur himself in 1887.