Alessandra Giliani

1307 - 1326

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Alessandra Giliani (1307-1326) was thought to be an Italian natural historian, best known as the first woman to be recorded in historical documents as practicing anatomy and pathology. However, the historical evidence for her existence is limited. Some scholars consider her to be a fiction invented by Alessandro Machiavelli (1693-1766) . Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alessandra Giliani has received more than 30,219 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Alessandra Giliani is the 491st most popular biologist (up from 509th in 2019).

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Among biologists, Alessandra Giliani ranks 491 out of 844Before her are André Marie Constant Duméril, Johann Jakob Heckel, Peter Artedi, Jules Émile Planchon, Garrett Hardin, and Carl Ludwig Koch. After her are Gustav Karl Wilhelm Hermann Karsten, Friedrich Boie, Edward Blyth, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Claus, Emil Racoviță, and Paul Friedrich August Ascherson.

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Among people born in 1307, Alessandra Giliani ranks 2Before her is Eleanor of Castile.  Among people deceased in 1326, Alessandra Giliani ranks 7Before her are Blanche of Burgundy, Leopold I, Duke of Austria, Mondino de Luzzi, Dmitry of Tver, Prince Koreyasu, and Hugh Despenser the younger.

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