Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Vesalius, Andreas
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A. Life

Andreas V. was a Flemish physician of German background, and the best-known anatomist of the early modern period. Born at Brussels, probably on December 31, 1514 [17.28]; [19]; [21.105]; [15] (or: "1514 or 1515" [18.639]), he died in 1564 on the Greek island of Zakynthos (or Zante). V.' paternal family, surnamed Witing, came from Wesel in the Duchy of Cleves. The personal toponym 'de Wesalia' replaced the surname in the Flemish branch [17.21 f.]. V.' great-grandfather Johannes laid the foundations of the financial prosperity of subsequent generations, becomi…

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Rotzoll, Maike (Heidelberg), “Vesalius, Andreas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_005011>
First published online: 2015



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