|born on||18 August 1932 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Chabris, France, 47n15, 1e39|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||24°52' 15°19 Asc. 09°30'|
French virologist noted as the joint recipient, with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Harald zur Hausen, of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
He was the first person to discover the virus responsible for AIDS, though another claimed the same distinction, American Robert Gallo, at close to the same time. The clash arose as each called the virus by different initials but in 1986, three years after the discovery, the two mutually agreed on the designation HIV.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Montagnier promoted the conspiracy theory that SARS-CoV-2, the causative virus, was deliberately created and escaped from a laboratory. Such a claim has been rejected by other virologists.
Luc Montagnier married Dorothea Ackerman in 1961, and they had three children. He died on 8 February 2022 at the age of 89 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
- associate relationship with Chermann, Jean-Claude (born 23 March 1939)
- other associate with Barré-Sinoussi, Françoise (born 30 July 1947). Notes: her mentor and corecipient of the Nobel Prize
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1986 (Gave AIDS the initials of HIV)
- Work : Prize 2008 (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)
Gauquelin NS 1/1499.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Virologist)
- Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Physiology or Medicine, 2008)
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (Discovered HIV)