(1585 Delémont, Switzerland – 1631 Padua, Italy)
Swiss physician and botanist
Son of Thiebaud, Prevost initially began his studies in humanities and philosophy, but after sitting in lessons of Ercole Sassonia during a study trip in Padua; he turned his attention to medicine.
Prevost received his doctorate in philosophy and medicine on March 8, 1607. In 1611, under the recommendations of Girolamo Fabrici d’Acquapendente, Prevost was designated chief physician of anatomy in his native Germany and in 1612 obtained the title of Doctor of Medicine. D’Acquapendente stated in his last will and testament that he wanted Prevost to publish his manuscripts, a great honour for its time.
In 1613, Prevost obtained the chair of ad tertium Avicennae librum. Prevost was buried in the church of Sant’Antonio in Padua in 1631
The restoration of the Jean Prévost canvas has been supported by Bios Line S.p.A.