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Andreas Vesalius

1514 - 1564

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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 1,044,610 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Andreas Vesalius is the 12th most popular physician, the 9th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Physician.

Andreas Vesalius was a famous anatomist in the 16th century. He is most famous for his publication of "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" which is a detailed study of human anatomy.

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Among PHYSICIANS

Among physicians, Andreas Vesalius ranks 12 out of 509Before him are Edward Jenner, Josef Mengele, Robert Koch, L. L. Zamenhof, Basil of Caesarea, and Albert Schweitzer. After him are William Harvey, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, Cyril of Alexandria, Cesare Lombroso, Nestorius, and Alois Alzheimer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1514, Andreas Vesalius ranks 1After him are Tahmasp I, John Knox, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Philibert de l'Orme, Claude Goudimel, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt, Thomas Culpeper, and Hai Rui. 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, Charles Estienne, Maurice Scève, Giovanni da Udine, and Theodore Bibliander.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Andreas Vesalius ranks 9 out of 899Before him are Pepin the Short (715), Audrey Hepburn (1929), Charles Martel (688), Clovis I (466), René Magritte (1898), and Maurice Maeterlinck (1862). After him are Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Orlande de Lassus (1534), Gerardus Mercator (1512), and Philip I of Castile (1478).

Among PHYSICIANS In Belgium

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