Alpini, Prospero

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Born: Nov 23, 1553 AD
Died: 1617 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Botanist, Physicians


1553 - Alpini was born in Venice, Italy on November 23, 1553.

 

1568 - He joined the Milanese Army.

 

1574 - Alpini studied medicine at Padua.

 

1758 - He received his doctor's degree and settled as a physician in Campo San Pietro.

 

1580 - Went to Egypt as physician to George Emo.

 

1586 - Discovered the sexuality of plants during his stay at Egypt.

 

1590 - Became the physician to Andrea Doria in Genoa.

 

1592 - Wrote the book entitled De Plantis Aegypti liber.

 

1593 - He was appointed professor of botany at Padua.

 

1617 - Died on February 6, 1617.

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