1. Home
  2. /
  3. People, places, stories
  4. /
  5. Page 4

People, places, stories

The University’s 800th anniversary tells a story of the tradition and modernity of people, events, and places through the close interweaving of relationships developed over eight centuries. Padua and its University continue to endure as a place for meetings, exchanges, arrivals and departures, and as a central point in the dissemination of culture and knowledge with the world.

Galileo in Padua
(Pisa, 15.2.1564 – Arcetri, 8.1.1642) Son of Vincenzo, a member of Florence’s small nobility and one of the greatest 16th century composers and writers of music, and Giulia Ammannati, Galileo …
Universitas Artistarum founded
Nel corso del Trecento il vincolo corporativo che legava gli scolari “artisti” nei confronti dei “giuristi” andò via via col diventare troppo stretto ai primi, consapevoli dell’importanza sempre crescente degli …
The enlargement and renewal of the Bo and the building of Palazzo Liviano
Between the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, Palazzo Bo was expanded to receive the final order. From the initial complex of the Hospitium Bovis, the …
Tullio Levi Civita
(Padua, 29.03.1873 – Rome, 29.12.1941) He graduated from the University of Padua in 1894 with a dissertation entitled ‘Sugli invarianti assoluti’.
Giovanni Antonio Capodistria
(Corfu, Venetian Ionian Islands 1776 – Nafplion, Greece 1831) Physician and First Independent Greek Head of State Born to a noble Corfiot family, who had originally come from Koper.  In …
William Harvey
(Folkestone, 1.4.1578 – Roehampton, 3.6.1657) This English doctor, who discovered blood circulation, is one of the 40 illustrious foreign students to be depicted by Gian Giacomo Dal Forno in the …
Giovanni Canestrini
(Revò, 26.12.1835 – Padua, 14.02.1900) Following his degree in Vienna (1861) he worked as professor of natural history at the University of Modena.
Albertus Magnus
(Sweden, end of the XII century – Cologne, 1280) He was probably born to a military family at Lauingen, near of Bollstädt on the Danube in Swabia, between 1193 and …
Carlo Francesco Ferraris
(Moncalvo, 15.08.1850 – Rome, 10.10.1924) He graduated in law in Turin in 1870 and completed his training in law faculties in Germany and England.
Francis Walsingham
(Londra?/Foots Cray? 1532-1590 Londra) English Secretary of State Francis Walsingham was born in or about 1532, probably at Foots Cray, near Chislehurst, Kent. His parents were William and Joyce Walsingham.  …
The Anatomy Theatre
Modern anatomy was born in Padua, and in the University of Padova to be precise.
The Carraresi “professorship policy”
Relations between the university and the signoria were encouraged by the fact that the latter continued to intervene in university affairs, also during the second period of the Da Cararra …
Before the Bo: the acquisition of the “Hospitium Bovis”
Since when the university was established and throughout the XV century, lessons were not held in a fixed building, but it was instead up to the professors to find appropriate …
Domenico Turazza
(Malcesine, 30.07.1813 – Padua, 12.01.1892) In 1831, he enrolled in the Faculty of Mathematics in Padua and, a few years later, in 1834, was appointed assistant professor of agriculture.
Massimo Campigli
A modern “European” artist and well-educated in ancient civilisations and ancient languages, Massimo Campigli was one of the most important and influential Italian artists of the 20th century.
Giovanni Argiropulo (John Argyropoulos)
(1415 Constantinople, Ottoman Empire – 1487 Rome, Italy) Greek Scholar Son of a Manuel, his early education was dedicated to literary and philosophy. In 1439, he was a member of …
Adriaan (van den) Spiegel
(Brussels, Belgium 1578-1625 Padua, Italy) Flemish anatomist and surgeon After starting his medical and philosophical studies in Brussels and Leuven, Spiegel left for Italy.   For much of his career he …
Francesco Zabarella
(Padua, 10.8.1360 -Konstanz, 26.9.1417) Francesco Zabarella studied philosophy, theology and law in Padua, under Antonio Naseri. He then moved to Bologna to study under Lorenzo del Pino and Giovanni da …
Damião (de) Góis
(Alenquer 1502-1574 Alenquer) Portuguese humanist philosopher Born in 1502, into an aristocratic family, Damião de Góis was the son of Rui Dias and fourth wife, Isabel Gomes de Limi.   As …
Niccolò Copernico
(Torún, 19.02.1473 – Frombork,24.05.1543) Born in Poland, he started his studies at the cathedral school in Wloclawek and then enrolled at the University of Krakow in 1491 where he began …
Francisk Skorina
(Polatsk 1485/1490 – 1591 unknown) Belarusian humanist, physician, translator, and book printer Son of a wealthy merchant in Polatsk, then a major trade centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. …
Anatomical dissections between the 15th and 16th centuries
Before the Anatomy Theatre was completed in 1595, anatomy was taught in Padua through the dissection of corpses in demountable theatres made from wooden galleries that would be put together …
Il Fiore di Botta
In 2008, following a proposal by then rector Vincenzo Milanesi, the University Administration Council gives the green light for development of the new Biology and Biomedicine educational complex. After six …
Emanuele Sciascian
(Constantinople, Ottoman Empire 1775 -1858) Armenian physician Son of Boghos, a famous Armenian doctor, Sciascian studied in Venice with the Mekhitarists, a congregation of Benedictine monks. He then enrolled in …
Gonzalo Perez Gudiel
(Toledo, 1238 – Rome, 1299) A canonist from the college of Toledo, he completed some of his studies in the cathedral school.
Enrico Zeno Bernardi
(Verona, 20.05.1841 – Turin, 21.02.1919) He graduated in mathematics from the University of Padua in 1863 and in 1879 he became professor of machines of the University where he remained …
Vincenzo Gallucci and the first heart transplant in Italy
That night between November 13 and 14, 1985, a heart stopped, the time between two beats expanded from a few moments to hours, before returning to beat in the chest …
Il campus di Agripolis
Didactics, research and experimentation in the agricultural, veterinary and forestry fields at the University of Padova: today it is the Agripolis campus, built in the Nineties
Johan Ruthven
(Perth 1577-1600) Scottish nobleman Born in 1577 Ruthven was the second son of William Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie, and his wife Dorothea Stewart. Ruthven completed his studies at the …
Caffè Pedrocchi
It was 1772 when Francesco Pedrocchi opened a coffee shop in Padua.
1 3 4