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Edmond Locard Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1877
Place of Birth France
Death day May 4, 1966 (88 years old)
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
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Edmond Locard

Dr Edmond Locard is a French criminal, pioneer of forensic medicine, known as "Sherlock Holmes of France". He gave the basic principle of forensic medicine: "Every contact leaves a mark". This is called the Locard principle of exchange.

BornDecember 13, 1877, Saint-Chamond, Loire, France
DiedMay 4, 1966, Lyon, France
ResidenceLyon, France
FieldsForensic science, Public health
Known forFirst police laboratory, Locard's exchange principle, Sherlock Holmes of France
InfluencesAlexandre Lacassagne
InfluencedGeorges Simenon

About Edmond Locard

The French scientist is known as "Sherlock Holmes of France". He created formulas for the fundamentals of forensic science. It will launch one of the first labs to be run for forensic purposes to catch criminals.

Edmond Locard before fame

He studied medicine and law in Lyon and became assistant to professor Alexandre Lacassagne until 1910.

Achievement of Edmond Locard

He has produced seven volumes of Traite de Criminalistique.

Edmond Locard family life

He grew up with his family in Saint-Chamond, France.

Associations of Edmond Locard

Detective writer Georges Simenon attended some of his lectures in 1919 and 1920.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Edmond Locard

  • French forensic pathologists
  • French criminalist

Latest information about Edmond Locard updated on May 10 2021.

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