Pietro d’Abano. European Philosopher, Physician and Astrologer
A contemporary of Dante, Giotto and Marco Polo, philosopher, physician and astrologer, Pietro d’Abano laid the foundations for the development of scientific investigation in the modern age.
Philosopher, physician and astrologer, d’Abano was an extraordinary figure of a man of science whose desire for knowledge guided him from Padua to Paris and Constantinople. Comprehending the intellectual world of his time, we must keep in mind what doing science meant in the Middle Ages. Undoubtedly different from ours, science in the Middle Ages laid the foundations for the extraordinary development of the modern scientific investigation, to which Padua has offered first-rate contributions.
Pietro d’Abano. Filosofo, medico e astrologo europeo
by Gregorio Piaia