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Hans Christian Gram Biography, Age, Death, Career, Achievements, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 13, 2019

Short Biography

Hans Christian Gram was born on 13-09-1853 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a Danish Bacteriologist, Microbiologist & Scientist who was known for his participation in the field of development of the Gram stain.

Other Name: Hans Christian Joachim Gram
Other Professions: Microbiologist Scientist

Hans Christian Gram Complete Bio & Career

Hans Christian Gram developed a technique of staining bacteria that makes them more visible under a microscopic lens. He began his career in the medical field by working as a physician in the local civic hospital.
His discovery revolutionzed the microbiology study. His technique includes treating bacteria with a violet dye, then rinsing it with iodine solution and an organic solvent. He discovered this in the captal cit of Germany, Berlin. He served in medical field for over 4 decades and was arguably ahead from his contemporaries at that point of time.He had a large private practice in internal medicine; and as chairman of the Pharmacopoeia Commission (1901–1921) he, cleared the field of many obsolete therapeutics.
He retired from his service in the year 1923. Eve after almost eight decades have goe by since his death and his discovered technique is performed by students at school. He has made his legacy in the history books and will always be remembered. Google honoured Hans Christian Gram, in its doodle on 13-09-2019.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 14-11-1938 at the age of 85 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

DEATHDAY 14 November,1938 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Copenhagen

Hans Christian Gram Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Frederik Terkel Julius Gram and Louise Christiane Roulund. He was married to Louise I. C. Lohse from 1889 till her death in 1900.

Life's Important Dates Of Hans Christian Gram

Body Measurements

Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Copenhagen
Nationality Danish
Religion Christian
Address Copenhagen, Denmark
School N/A
College University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Widow
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Hans Christian Gram

  • Gram discovered staining technique in Berlin while examining lung tissues from patients, who died due to pneumonia.
  • Google honoured Hans Christian Gram, the Danish scientist in its doodle on 13-09-2019.
  • The world will always remember him for his innovation and his discovered method is used even today after almost 80 years after his death.

Hans Christian Gram Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Hans Christian Gram was 85 years 2 months & 1 day old age.