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Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564)

Vesalius, Andreas (ve-sā’lē-us). A celebrated physician, founder of the modern science of anatomy; born at Brussels, Dec. 31, 1514; lost at sea in shipwreck off the isle of Zante, on the return from a pilgrimage imposed by the Inquisition in lieu of death, Oct. 15, 1564. His great work ‘Of the Structure of the Human Body,’ in seven books, illustrated with magnificent plates by Calcar, a pupil of Titian, was published at Basle (3d ed. 1568).