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) .
"Doctor Marie Francis Xavier Bichat, near the bust of surgeon Sault" by Pierre Maximilien Delafontaine (Paris 1777 - Paris 1860).
In 1959, the French Postal Service released a 30.00 Franc stamp bearing the image of Xavier Bichat .