Galen

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Born: 129 AD
Died: 200 AD, at 71 years of age.

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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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