Education University of Ferrara
Name Antonio Brassavola
Influenced by Galen
|Alma mater University of Ferrara|
Fields Anatomy, Medicine, Botany
Died 1555, Ferrara, Italy
|Doctoral advisor Niccolo Leoniceno
Similar People Niccolo Leoniceno, Gabriele Falloppio, Galen, Andreas Vesalius, Avicenna
Doctoral students Gabriele Falloppio
Notable students Gabriele Falloppio
Antonio Musa Brassavola (variously spelled Brasavoli, Brasavola, or Brasavoli, Ferrara 16 January 1500 – Ferrara 1555) was an Italian physician and one of the most famous of his time. He studied under Niccolò Leoniceno and Giovanni Manardo. He was the friend and physician of Ercole II, the duke of Este. He was also the consulting physician of Kings Francis I, Charles V, Henry VIII and Popes Paul III, Leo X, Clement VIII and Julius III. He performed the first successful tracheotomy, and published an account of it in 1546. He was the chair of philosophy in Ferrara and also studied botany and medicine. A genus of orchid, called Brassavola, is named after him.
His writings consist of works in the fields of medicine and botany. He also wrote extensively about the physician Galen.