• Born date: 1843-12-11
  • Born in: Kingdom of Hanover
  • Death date: 1910-05-27
  • Death in: Grand Duchy Of Baden
Robert Koch

Robert Heinrich Herman Koch (11 December 1843 – 27 May 1910) was a celebrated German physician and pioneering microbiologist. The founder of modern bacteriology, he is known for his role in identifying the specific causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax and for giving experimental support for the concept of infectious disease.