Marcello Malpighi

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Birthday
10, 1628
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Sep 30, 1694 (66)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1628
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Sep 30, 1694 (66)

About

Italian physiologist who studied anatomy under microscopes, thus laying the foundation for modern medicine.

Before Fame

He began using the microscope in his youth as a way to amuse himself.

Trivia

By studying human and vegetable tissues under the microscope, he discovered capillaries.

Family Life

His parent's died when he was 21.

Associated With

The scientist Robert Hooke also made revolutionary observations with the microscope.