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Antonio Maria Valsalva

1666 - 1723

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Antonio Maria Valsalva (17 January 1666 – 2 February 1723), was an Italian anatomist born in Imola. His research focused on the anatomy of the ears. He coined the term Eustachian tube and he described the aortic sinuses of Valsalva in his writings, published posthumously in 1740. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonio Maria Valsalva has received more than 69,471 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Antonio Maria Valsalva is the 273rd most popular physician (up from 348th in 2019), the 1,924th most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,282nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular Italian Physician.

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Among physicians, Antonio Maria Valsalva ranks 273 out of 502Before him are John Hunter, Ferdinand Sauerbruch, Friedrich Kasimir Medikus, Clarke Abel, Cicely Saunders, and Henry Gray. After him are Friedrich Hoffmann, Eduard Wirths, Kálmán Kalocsay, David Julius, Gavriil Ilizarov, and Hilary Koprowski.

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Among people born in 1666, Antonio Maria Valsalva ranks 8Before him are Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, Guru Gobind Singh, Sophia Dorothea of Celle, Stephen Gray, Maria Sophia of Neuburg, and Marie Anne de Bourbon. After him are Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma, Jean-Féry Rebel, Marie Thérèse de Bourbon, Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, Mary Astell, and Nevşehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha. Among people deceased in 1723, Antonio Maria Valsalva ranks 11Before him are Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Godfrey Kneller, Praskovia Saltykova, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, and Zanabazar. After him are Anne Henriette of Bavaria, Guillaume Dubois, Mariana Alcoforado, Jan Santini Aichel, Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, and Claude Fleury.

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Among people born in Italy, Antonio Maria Valsalva ranks 1,924 out of 4,668Before him are Niccolò de' Niccoli (1365), Ottaviano Petrucci (1466), Tommaso Mocenigo (1343), Gian Giacomo Trivulzio (1440), Guido Cantelli (1920), and Giovanni Aldini (1762). After him are Vincenzo Catena (1470), Sextus Aelius Paetus Catus (-300), Rodoald (626), Agostino Steffani (1654), Mia Martini (1947), and Tommaso da Modena (1326).


Among physicians born in Italy, Antonio Maria Valsalva ranks 18Before him are Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), Bernardino Ramazzini (1633), Trota of Salerno (1001), Andrea Cesalpino (1519), Hieronymus Fabricius (1533), and Saint Fabiola (400). After him are Realdo Colombo (1516), Mondino de Luzzi (1275), Alessandro Achillini (1463), Filippo Pacini (1812), Prospero Alpini (1553), and Giorgio Biandrata (1515).