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Biography of Claude Bernard, 1813-1878
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1813 Born on 12th July at St Julien, Rhône, France 1827 Pupil at the college in Villefranche

1831 Leaves the college in Thoissey
1832 Apprentice in Millet's Pharmacy in Vaise, then a suburb of Lyon
1833 Leaves St Julien for Paris
1834 Obtains his baccalaureate
1837 Appointed extern of the Paris hospitals
1939 Appointed intern of the Paris hospitals

1843 Doctor of Medicine. Thesis on gastric juices. Discovers the glycogenic function of the liver.
1844 Fails the aggregation exam
1845 Marries Françoise Marie (Fanny) Martin
1846 Birth of a son Louis-Henri (dies at three months)
1847 Birth of a daughter, Jeanne-Henriette (Tony), died in 1923. Appointed substitute professor for Magendie at the Collège de France. Death of his father, Pierre Bernard.
1849 Naissance de Marie (meurt en 1922). Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.
1853 Doctor of Natural Science
1854 Elected member of the French Academy of Sciences. Occupies the chair of General Physiology in the Paris Faculty of Science (Sorbonne)
1855 Appointed professor of medicine at the Collège de France
1856 Birth of Claude-Henri (died in 1857)
1861 Elected Member of the French Academy of Medicine
1865-1867 Convalescence after an illness (a sort of enteritis). Publication of his Introduction to the study of experimental medicine
1867 Death of his mother, Jeanne Saunier Appointed Commander of the French Legion of Honour
1868 Elected to the French Academy to the chair left vacant by the death of Flourens. His chair of General Physiology transferred to the French Museum of Natural History
1869 Officially separated from his wife. First letter to Madame Raffalovitch. Appointed Senator of the French Empire

1876 Chief administrator of the Paris Universal Exhibition
1877 Last lecture at the Collège de France
1878 Dies on 10th February at 40 rue des Ecoles, Paris.

National funeral takes place on 16th February at the church of Saint-Sulpice, Paris. He is buried in the Père-Lachaise cemetery, Paris, France

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