René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Laennec was born in Quimper, Brittany, on February 17, 1781
He studied medicine and became a famous physician during the French First Empire and the Restoration.
He died on August 13, 1826 at Douarnenez-Ploaré, Finistère. He was buried there.
In 1952, the French Postal Service released a 12.00 Franc stamp bearing the image of René Laennec .