Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Umbrian Rennaissance

  • The death of Pierleone da Spoletto

    The Umbrian Renaissance physician Pierleone da Spoleto (c. 1445–1492) was a polymath, “one who has studied much” and many different subjects.1,2 Sometimes also called Pier Leoni, he descended from an aristocratic family in Spoleto and is believed to have studied in Rome and obtained degrees in medicine and astrology. He was appointed academic professor in…