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Andrea Cesalpino

1519 - 1603

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Andrea Cesalpino (Latinized as Andreas Cæsalpinus) (6 June 1524 – 23 February 1603) was a Florentine physician, philosopher and botanist.In his works he classified plants according to their fruits and seeds, rather than alphabetically or by medicinal properties. In 1555, he succeeded Luca Ghini as director of the botanical garden in Pisa. The botanist Pietro Castelli was one of his students. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrea Cesalpino has received more than 88,691 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Andrea Cesalpino is the 202nd most popular physician (down from 167th in 2019), the 1,436th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,315th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Italian Physician.

Andrea Cesalpino was a botanist and physician who lived in the 16th century. He is most famous for his work on plants and their medicinal uses.

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Among physicians, Andrea Cesalpino ranks 202 out of 502Before him are Trota of Salerno, Bernard Kouchner, Franciscus Sylvius, David H. Hubel, Regnier de Graaf, and Maurice Bucaille. After him are Johann Weyer, Guy de Chauliac, Leonhart Fuchs, Nicolaes Tulp, Norman Bethune, and Emil du Bois-Reymond.

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Among people born in 1519, Andrea Cesalpino ranks 13Before him are Occhiali, Isabella Jagiellon, Theodore Beza, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Imagawa Yoshimoto, and Antonis Mor. After him are Thomas Gresham, Frans Floris, Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, and Girolamo Mei. Among people deceased in 1603, Andrea Cesalpino ranks 8Before him are Mehmed III, François Viète, William Gilbert, Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, Ahmad al-Mansur, and Şehzade Mahmud. After him are Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Maerten de Vos, Irina Godunova, Pierre Charron, George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg.

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Among people born in Italy, Andrea Cesalpino ranks 1,436 out of 4,668Before him are Philippe Buonarroti (1761), Antonio Segni (1891), Renato Dulbecco (1914), Pietro II Orseolo (961), Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma (1889), and Milo Manara (1945). After him are Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta (1841), Tullio Levi-Civita (1873), Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (1843), Altiero Spinelli (1907), Vittorio Storaro (1940), and Giuliano Amato (1938).


Among physicians born in Italy, Andrea Cesalpino ranks 15Before him are Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682), Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), Bernardino Ramazzini (1633), and Trota of Salerno (1001). After him are Hieronymus Fabricius (1533), Saint Fabiola (400), Antonio Maria Valsalva (1666), Realdo Colombo (1516), Mondino de Luzzi (1275), and Alessandro Achillini (1463).