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Born: 1290 AD
Died: 2000 AD
Nationality: Greek
Categories: Physicians

129AD – He was born this year in the Greek city of Pergamum (modern-day Bergama, Turkey).


148 – After his father’s death this year, he left to study in Smyrna, Corinth and Alexandria over a period of twelve years.


157 – He worked as a physician in a gladiator school for three or four years.


162 – He moved to Rome where he wrote extensively, lectured and publicly demonstrated his knowledge of anatomy.


166 – He briefly returned to Pergamum during this year.


191 – Fire in the Temple of Peace destroyed some of his records.


200 – His exact date of death has traditionally been placed around this year.