Prospero Alpini

1553 - 1617

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Prospero Alpini (also known as Prosper Alpinus, Prospero Alpinio and Latinized as Prosperus Alpinus) (23 November 1553 – 6 February 1617) was a Venetian physician and botanist. He travelled around Egypt and served as the fourth prefect in charge of the botanical garden of Padua. He wrote several botanical treatises which covered exotic plants of economic and medicinal value. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prospero Alpini has received more than 47,941 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Prospero Alpini is the 400th most popular physician (down from 371st in 2019), the 2,657th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,361st in 2019) and the 26th most popular Italian Physician.

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Among physicians, Prospero Alpini ranks 400 out of 509Before him are Kusumoto Ine, Paul Gorguloff, Harry Seeley, Ruth Pfau, William Hunter, and Vivien Thomas. After him are James Young Simpson, Johann Peter Frank, Luigi Carlo Farini, Kazimierz Bein, William Turner, and Ron Wyatt.

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Among people born in 1553, Prospero Alpini ranks 10Before him are Archduke Ernest of Austria, Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia, Luca Marenzio, Patriarch Filaret of Moscow, Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma, and Vitsentzos Kornaros. After him is John Florio. Among people deceased in 1617, Prospero Alpini ranks 14Before him are 4th Dalai Lama, Concino Concini, David Fabricius, Fausto Veranzio, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Giovanni Antonio Magini. After him is Isaac Oliver.

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Among people born in Italy, Prospero Alpini ranks 2,657 out of 4,088Before him are Benedetto Cairoli (1825), Patty Pravo (1948), Filippo Buonaccorsi (1437), Steno (1917), Luigi Palmieri (1807), and Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo (1925). After him are Vittoria Farnese (1618), Appius Claudius Pulcher (-300), Marino Zorzi (1231), Adone Zoli (1887), Jacopo da Bologna (1340), and Francesco Graziani (1952).


Among physicians born in Italy, Prospero Alpini ranks 26Before him are Mondino de Luzzi (1275), Antonio Maria Valsalva (1666), Alessandro Achillini (1463), Giorgio Biandrata (1515), Antonio Bertoloni (1775), and Amleto Giovanni Cicognani (1883). After him are Luigi Carlo Farini (1812), Dorotea Bucca (1360), Ennio Antonelli (1936), Ernesto Ruffini (1888), Abella (1400), and Giovanni Saldarini (1924).