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Marie Francis Xavier Bichat (1771-1802)

Arms of 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)  Tomb of Xavier Bichat.

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

"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  Stamp bearing the image of Xavier Bichat.

Other portraits

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