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Commemorating the 500th anniversary of Andreas Vesalius
Zakynthos, 4-8 Sept 2014



Andreas Vesalius 1514 – 1564

In September 2014, under the auspices of The Municipality of Zakynthos and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Athens, the Ionian Island will host a number of events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius in Brussels. The Flemish physician, later universally referred to as the father of modern human anatomy, died on Zakynthos, Greece, in 1564 which will be exactly 450 years ago in 2014.

His legacy as an anatomist and European humanist has already survived almost half a millennium of natural, political and economic obstacles. He is the living proof that the arts and sciences can and will help us surmount current and future hurdles. In September 2014 we plan an ambitious international conference on Art and Science with Vesalius in a main role. There will be an exhibition of contemporary medical art that is  juxtaposed with a display of historical artifacts and medical illustrations. There will also be a concert of sixteenth century music organized by the Belgian Embassy, and it is amusing to reflect that Vesalius, the physician of emperors must have known or perhaps even heard these very tunes.

We also plan to make a collection of Vesalius Memorabilia which will be posted on our facebook page under the title of ” The Vesaliana Collection” if you feel you have anything of interest or anything related to his work, please send your contribution or a photo of this to: Andreas Vesalius, Sekeri 3, 106 71 Athens, Greece


There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
“Vesalius in Zante (1564)” by Edith Wharton in1902.


   3754-anatomy-andreas-vesaliusLife and work of Andreas Vesalius Art of Science and of Anatomy: 16th-21st century






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Anatoli: Belgian activities in Greece in 2010
Kathimerini: Publicity from our ambassador, Mr. Marc Van den Reeck


Return of lost Thorikos sherds and coins from the archives of the university of Ghent
Radio interview of the belgian Ambassador in Athens H.E. Pierre Vaesen
many websites
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