Alexander Fleming tomb

The Nobel Prize Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of antibiotic power of penicillin, was buried in the northern aisle at the east end of the Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral in London.

You can see a marble tablet with the following inscription: "Remember before God / Sir Alexander Fleming F.R.S. / discoverer of penicillin / whose ashes rest / beneath this plaque / Born 6 August 1881 / Died 11 March 1955".


On the pavement, just beneath the marble tablet, there is a terracotta tile with his initials: "A. F.".

  • Photos by ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#ihgroB acuL (August 2011), courtesy of St Paul's Cathedral Press and Communications Office.

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