Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius
1514 - 1564

Andreas Vesalius  Belgian Scientist

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First Name Andreas
Last Name Vesalius
Birthday 31st December, 1514
Birthplace Brussels, Belgium
Died 15th October, 1564
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality Belgian
Occupation Scientist

Andreas Vesalius (31 December 1514 – 15 October 1564) was an 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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