Andreas Vesalius

Scientest

Background Information

  • Born on December 31th 1514
  • Born in Brussels ( modern day Belgium)
  • Died in a shipwreck in October 15th 1564
  • Flemish
  • Attended the University of Louvain

Andreas Vesalius's Achievements

  • His book On the Structure of the Human Body was the first manual of anatomy with clear, detailed illustrations.
  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica was the most accurate and comprehensive anatomical text to date.
  • First to dissect the human body.
  • Physician to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Phillip II, King of Spain

Andeas Vesalius's Impact on Today

  • Founder of Modern Anatomy
  • If it wasn't for him we wouldn't know anything about the human body
  • First to see the heart had 4 chambers

Interesting Facts on Andreas Vedalius

  • Became Professor of Anatomy and surgery at the University of Padua at the age of 23
  • Popularized the use of drawings to make anatomy lectures easier to understand
  • Founder of Human Anatomy

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