Alec Fleming

Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955)

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Sir Alexander (Alec) Fleming
Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married (to ) in London, England, United Kingdommap
Father of [private son (1920s - unknown)]
Died in London, England, United Kingdommap
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Sir Alexander Fleming, FRSE, FRS, FRCS(Eng) was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.

Fleming was born on 6 August 1881 at Lochfield farm near Darvel, in Ayrshire, Scotland. [1]He was the third of the four children of farmer Hugh Fleming (1816–1888) from his second marriage to Grace Stirling Morton (1848–1928), the daughter of a neighbouring farmer. Hugh Fleming had four surviving children from his first marriage. He was 59 at the time of his second marriage, and died when Alexander (known as Alec) was seven.


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Hugh Fleming, 23 Mar 1816; citing , Avondale, Lanark, Scotland, reference - 2:16HWC5M, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,474.

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    Alexander Fleming in Laboratory
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