Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Fallopius, or Falloppio, Gabriello, was born at Modena about 1523. In 1550 he succeeded Vesalius as anatomical professor at Padua, and died there in 1562. In his short career he contributed much towards creating the rational science of anatomy, and his name is associated with the discovery of the "Fallopian" tubes, and with the investigation of the structure of the ear.