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Galen

Born: 1290 AD
Died: 2000 AD
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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.