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Andreas Vesalius or Andries van Wezel
Andreas Vesalius’ Early Life
Andreas was born in Belgium in December 1514.
Went to universities of Louvain for 4 years, then after went to study medicine at universities in Paris.
Enrolled in the University of Padua.
What made Andreas Vesalius famous?
He was famous for proving a very strongly believed anatomist named Galen wrong.
He was the first to start dissecting human body’s in order to understand them.
He made many medicines for many diseases.
He made magnificent illustrations of the human body in his time.
It was said his medicine became a science.
His work was the most accurate in his time.
What he did as a scientist
Andreas Vesalius is an Anatomist.
He dissected human bodies to discover how they work.
Tried to open up a new world of medicine.
One of the main things he dissected was the blood and nervous systems.
Was once a military surgeon.
Was extremely skilled at dissection.
Sadly died in 1564 at the age of 50.
Later life and Death
Did not believe in Catholics.
Andreas was accused of dissecting a live human being.
His sentence was originally accused of atheism and was going to be killed but then it was reduced to banishment on an island.
While getting there his boat crashed, he was fished out of the sea but died shortly after.
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“Vesalius, Andreas” (1514-1564) Belgium anatomist.
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