Marcantonio della Torre

Marcantonio della Torre (1481–1511) was a Renaissance Professor of Anatomy who lectured at the University of Pavia and at the University of Padua.[1] It is believed that della Torre and Leonardo da Vinci, who studied the human anatomy by dissecting corpses, were intending to publish a book, but this did not eventuate as della Torre's life was cut short by plague in 1511. By this time Leonardo had made over 750 detailed anatomical drawings with annotations.[2] Both Giorgio Vasari and Paolo Giovio claim that della Torre had written anatomical texts, but none are known to have survived to the modern age.[3]

See also

Science and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci


  1. Notebooks, accessed 09-02-2010
  2. A Folio of Anatomical drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, accessed 09-02-2010
  3. Kenneth D. Keele, Leonardo's Influence on Renaissance Anatomy,(1964)
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