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Johannes van Heurne

(Utrecht, Netherlands 1543 – Leiden, Netherlands 1601)
Dutch Medical Doctor

 

Son of Otto and Geertruy van Velsen, van Heurne began his studies in Leuven, Belgium in 1561.

After a short stay in Paris, Van Heurne then moved to Italy, residing in Padua from 1567 to 1571. While in Padua, van Heuren studied under Girolamo Fabrici d’Acquapendente and Melchiorre Guilandino. Returning to the Netherlands in 1573, he practiced medicine in Utrecht until 1581.

In 1577, he wrote about the appearance of the Great Comet. He then converted to Calvinism and in 1581, he was elected to the chair of medicine of Leiden, for which he held until his death in 1601. His patients included William of Orange and his son Maurice of Orange.

Johannes van Heurne

The restoration of the Johannes van Heurne canvas has been supported by UNOX S.p.A.

The restoration of the Johannes van Heurne canvas has been supported by UNOX S.p.A.