Andreas Vesalius

1514 - 1564

Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius (; 31 December 1514 – 15 October 1564) was a 16th-century Flemish anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (On the Fabric of the Human Body). Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy. He was born in Brussels, which was then part of the Habsburg Netherlands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andreas Vesalius has received more than 942,613 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Andreas Vesalius ranks 12 out of 438Before him are Willem Einthoven, L. L. Zamenhof, Basil of Caesarea, Robert Koch, Albert Schweitzer, and Edward Jenner. After him are Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, William Harvey, Cyril of Alexandria, Alois Alzheimer, Cesare Lombroso, and Nestorius.

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Among people born in 1514, Andreas Vesalius ranks 1After him are Tahmasp I, John Knox, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Philibert de l'Orme, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt, and Claude Goudimel. Among people deceased in 1564, Andreas Vesalius ranks 4Before him are Michelangelo, John Calvin, and Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Pierre Belon, Giovanni da Udine, and Charles Estienne.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Andreas Vesalius ranks 11 out of 658Before him are Jan van Eyck (1395), Clovis I (466), René Magritte (1898), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Anthony van Dyck (1599), and Gerardus Mercator (1512). After him are Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Frans Hals (1582), Georges Simenon (1903), Albert II of Belgium (1934), and Philip I of Castile (1478).

Among PHYSICIANS In Belgium

Among physicians born in Belgium, Andreas Vesalius ranks 1After him are Corneille Heymans (1892), Jacques Rogge (1942), and Rembert Dodoens (1517).

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