Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who is considered to be the father of antibiotic research.

Early life

Alexander Fleming was on 6 August 1881 on a farm in Ayrshire, Scotland. He was the son of farmer Hugh Fleming, and his second wife Grace Stirling Morton.


Alexander Fleming attended Louden Moor School and Darvel School, he also earned two-year scholarship to Kilmarnock Academy. At the end of his scholarship he moved to London where he attended the Royal Polytechnic Institution. Flemings older brother Tom was made a great impact in Alexanders choice of career since he was a physici