Cesalpino, Andrea


Andrea Cesalpino (1519/24–1603), a philosopher, anatomist and botanist, was the first to develop a model of blood circulation (of the inner circle) and a classification of plants and minerals.

Keywords: anatomy; blood circulation; botany; systematics

Figure 1.

Portrait of Andrea Cesalpino. Reproduced with permission of Rettorato Università di Pisa.


Further Reading

Bynum WF and Bynum H (eds) (2007) Dictionary of Medical Biography. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Capecci A (1991) Meccanicismo e finalismo nella biologia di A. Cesalpino. In: Conti L (a cura di) Medicina e biologia nella Rivoluzione scientifica, pp. 34–64. Perugia: Edizioni Porziuncola.

Caruel T (1858) Illustratio in hortum siccum Andreae Cesalpini. Firenze: Typis Le Monnier.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Pagel W (1967) William Harvey's Biological Ideas. Selected Aspects and Historical Background. Basel: S. Karger.

Stafleu FA (1969) Biosystematic pathways. Taxon 18: 485–500.

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Dröscher, Ariane(Jul 2008) Cesalpino, Andrea. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0021211]