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Andreas Vesalius

Profession: Physician and Anatomist

Nationality: Flemish

Born: December 31, 1514
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium, Holy Roman Empire
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: October 2, 1564 (aged 49)
Cause of Death: Became ill after being shipwrecked on the island of Zakynthos

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  • 1543-06-01 Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius publishes "De humani corporis fabrica (On the fabric of the human body in seven books)" a major step forward in understanding human anatomy [date is representative as exact date of publication unknown]

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