Andreas Vesalius

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Andreas Vesalius

-Andreas Vesalius was part of a very wealthy family and was born into a family of physicians.-He married Anne Van Hamme in 1545 and had a daughter, also named Anne, in 1546.-Performed one of the first human dissections.-He was 23 when he graduted and became a professor.-Vesalius was accused of murder and atheism, he was sent on a prilgrimmage as part of his sentence.-Andreas died at the age of 50 on his way back home from his prilgrimmage on a greek island named Zacynthus.


1514 - Vesalius is born.1529 - Began studies at the University of Louvain1537 - Graduated and became Professor at the University of Padua1543 - Preformed human disection on deceased felon1543 - Vesalius published 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica'1455 - Became Emperor Charles V's Imperial Physician1564 - Died on his way home from a pilgrimage.

Graduated from University of Padua then became the Professor of Surgery and Anatomy.He published 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica' which illustrated and explained the human body.Andreas became the imperial physician of Emperor Charles V.

Lasting Impact

Vesalius is referred to as the father of anatomy and revolutionized biology and the practice of medicine.



A video of Andreas Vesalius and his accomplishments over his life span.

Self portrait of Andreas Vesalius a with human arm

Andreas Vesalius performing a dissection for his students.

A section of writing and a illustration from Vesalius's book, 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica' which translates to On the Fabric of the Human Body.

Andreas Vesalius


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