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Savonarola, Michele
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1385-1466. Italy. Paduan physician and medical writer, who composed a panegyric to his native city, organized around the lives of famous citizens. Born into a family of commoners, he studied arts and medicine at the University of Padua, where he later served as promoter of many doctoral candidates, lectured on Avicenna, and taught medicine. In 1440 he moved to Ferrara where he served as court physician to Niccolò III d'Este, and later to Leonello and Borso d'Este, to whom he dedicated his study on mineral baths (De balneis). He also wrote medical treatises on pregnancy, fevers, an…

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Kohl, Benjamin G., “Savonarola, Michele”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000349>
First published online: 2016

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