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TRENDING List of Famous Anatomists

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List of famous anatomists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top anatomists in the world? This includes the most prominent anatomists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable anatomists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic anatomists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned anatomists.

This list features people like Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht von Haller.

From reputable, prominent, and well known anatomists to the lesser known anatomists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the anatomist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous anatomists ever?" and "What are the names of famous anatomists?" then you're in the right place. 
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Anatomists
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1452-1519)

Birthplace: Vinci, Italy

Profession: Military Engineer, Musician, Scientist, Inventor Architect, + more

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Nicolas Steno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Anatomists
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Nicolas Steno was a Danish scientist, a pioneer in both anatomy and geology who became Catholic bishop in his later years. Steno was trained in the classical texts on science; however, by 1659 he seriously questioned accepted knowledge of the natural world. Importantly he questioned explanations for ...more

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Age: Died at 48 (1638-1686)

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Profession: Anatomist, Geologist

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Raymond Dart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Anatomists
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Raymond Arthur Dart was an Australian anatomist and anthropologist, best known for his involvement in the 1924 discovery of the first fossil ever found of Australopithecus africanus, an extinct hominid closely related to humans, at Taung in the North of South Africa in the province Northwest. ...more

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Age: Died at 95 (1893-1988)

Birthplace: Toowong, Australia

Profession: Anthropologist, Anatomist

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Herbert Jasper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Anatomists
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Herbert Henri Jasper, OC GOQ FRSC was a Canadian psychologist, physiologist, anatomist, chemist and neurologist. Born in La Grande, Oregon, he attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon and received his PhD in psychology from the University of Iowa in 1931 and earned a Doctor of Science degree from ...more

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Age: Died at 93 (1906-1999)

Birthplace: La Grande, Oregon, United States of America

Profession: Neurologist, Physiologist, Chemist, Professor Psychologist, + more

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Sir Grafton Elliot Smith, FRS FRCP was an Australian-British anatomist and a proponent of the hyperdiffusionist view of prehistory. ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1871-1937)

Birthplace: Grafton, Australia

Profession: Anthropologist, Anatomist

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Albrecht von Haller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Anatomists
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Albrecht von Haller was a Swiss anatomist, physiologist, naturalist and poet. A pupil of Herman Boerhaave, he is often referred to as "the father of modern physiology." ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1708-1777)

Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland

Profession: Physiologist, Anatomist, Naturalist

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Giovanni Battista Morgagni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Anatomists
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Giovanni Battista Morgagni was an Italian anatomist, celebrated as the father of modern anatomical pathology. ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1682-1771)

Birthplace: Forlì, Italy

Profession: Scientist, Anatomist

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Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Anatomists
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Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle was a German physician, pathologist, and anatomist. He is credited with the discovery of the loop of Henle in the kidney. His essay, "On Miasma and Contagia," was an early argument for the germ theory of disease. He was an important figure in the development of modern ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1809-1885)

Birthplace: Fürth, Germany

Profession: Physiologist, Scientist, Anatomist, Physician

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