Girolamo Fabrizi d'Acquapendente's bust

Girolamo Fabrizi d'Acquapendente's bust is placed on the jamb of the main entrance to the Anatomical Theatre of Padua. Above the bust, it can also be seen a marble plate, which celebrates the first permanent Anatomical Theatre in Europe, promoted by Girolamo Fabrizi d'Acquapendente himself. This monument has the aim of giving the proper importance to Hieronymus Fabricius, a great Italian anatomist, surgeon and physiologist.


  • Main text by Martina Straffi and Marta Avarello (January 2018) and photos by Luca Borghi (November 2015)

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