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Marie Francis Xavier Bichat (1771-1802)

Marie Francis Xavier Bichat was born on November 14, 1771 at Thoirette-en-Bresse, French Jura. His father was himself a physician and a surgeon.

He was named Physician of Paris' Hôtel-Dieu in 1800.

He died on July 22, 1802, and was buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris (8th division) .

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In 1959, the French Postal Service released a 30.00 Franc stamp bearing the image of Xavier Bichat .

Main portrait

"Doctor Marie Francis Xavier Bichat, near the bust of surgeon Sault" by Pierre Maximilien Delafontaine (Paris 1777 - Paris 1860).

Other portraits

Marie Francis Xavier Bichat (1771-1802)
"Xavier Bichat". Nineteenth century French school.
Marie Francis Xavier Bichat (1771-1802)
"Xavier Bichat". Print of the nineteenth century.
Marie Francis Xavier Bichat (1771-1802)
"Marie Francis Xavier Bichat, physician" by Louise Adelaïde Desnos nee Robin (Paris 1807 - Paris 1878).
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