Govert Bidloo

Baptism date: 
March 12, 1649
Burial date: 
March 30, 1713

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1670 student of anatomist Frederik Ruysch

1685 anatomical atlas, Anatomia Hvmani Corporis (Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams). The portrait on the right, by Gerard de Lairesse, is from that book.

1694 professor of anatomy and medicine at the University of Leiden, where Herman Boerhaave succeeded him after Bidloo's death in 1713.

1695 - 1702 personal physician to William III, Dutch stadholder and king of England

1696 Fellow of the Royal Society

also a poet and playwright