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Beijerinck, Martinus Willem

Born: 1851 AD
Died: 1931 AD
Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Botanist

1851 – Born on the 16th of March in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

         – Studied chemical engineering at the Delft Polytechnic.

         – Established the Delft School of Microbiology.

         – He is most famous as the founder of virology. He discovered viruses, by proving in filtration experiments that the tobacco mosaic disease is caused by something smaller than a bacterium.

1898 – Discovered viruses, by proving in filtration experiments that the tobacco mosaic disease is caused by something smaller than a bacterium.

1905 – He received the Leeuwenhoek Medal.

         – Discovered nitrogen fixation, the process by which diatomic nitrogen gas is converted to ammonium.

1931 – Martinus Willem Beijerinck died on the 1st of January.