Andreas Vesalius

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Andreas Vesalius (31 December 1514–15 October 1564) was a Belgian anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (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 though now part of Belgium, was then part of the Habsburg Netherlands. He was professor at the University of Padua and later became Imperial physician at the court of Emperor Charles V.

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Age: 49 (age at death)
Died: 15 October, 1564, Place of Death
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: Belgian
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