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Andrea Alpago

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Name  Andrea Alpago

Died  1521
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Andrea Alpago (c. 1450 – late 1521 or January 1522) was an Italian physician and arabist. In publications of his work in Latin his name is frequently given as Andreas Alpagus Bellunensis, where "Bellunensis" refers to his birthplace of Belluno in northeastern Italy. He worked in Damascus in Syria for decades as physician to the consulate of Republic of Venice in Damascus. He was appointed professor of medicine in Padua in northeastern Italy in 1521, where he taught for only two or three months before his death. None of his works were published during his lifetime; after his death they were published on the initiative of his nephew Paolo Alpago. His best known work is his commentary and editing of the Latin translation of The Canon of Medicine of Ibn Sina. This medicine book was translated from Arabic to Latin in the late 12th century by Gerard of Cremona. Andrea Alpago's edition and supplements to Gerard of Cremona's translation was widely read in European medical circles during the 16th century. It was first published in 1527 and an expanded edition was published in 1544.

List of works

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  • Avicennae Liber Canonis Medicinae, Gerardus Cremonensis ex Arabico in Latinum translatus, cum Andreae Alpagi Bellunensis clarissimi castigationibus ex complurium codicum arabicorum (Ibn Sina's Canon of Medicine translated from Arabic to Latin by Gerard of Cremona, with clarifications and critiques by Andrea Alpago from many Arabic writings).
  • Arabic-to-Latin translation of a Commentary on Anatomy in Avicenna's Canon
  • References

    Andrea Alpago Wikipedia


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