Hieronymus Fabricius ab Acquapendente 1537 - 1619

born in:
Acquapendente, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy

Professor of Anatomy and Surgery in Padua from 1562. He dissected animals to deduce the structure of the larynx, fetus and other aspects of anatomy. His workearned him the title of 'The Father of Embryology' in Italian medical science.