Born April 1, 1578 died June 3, 1657.
William Harvey was an English Physician and was the first person to correctly describe blood's circulation the in the body and that the heart pumps blood.
He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cambridge after completing his Bachelor's degree from Caius College.
After he died, the William Harvey Hospital was built in Ashford, close to his birthplace of Folkestone.
William Harvey was appointed as the 'Physician Extraordinary' to King James I on 3 February 1618. He also served various aristocrats, including Lord Chancellor Bacon.
He obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cambridge and established himself in London after joining the College of Physicians.