Thomas Linacre

Physician, born Canterbury, England, c.1460; died London, England, 1524. After studying at Oxford, he spent 10 years in Italy specializing in the classics, and received his degree in medicine at Padua. On his return to England he ranked as the leading humanist, and in addition was physician to Henry VIII and Wolsey. He became a priest after 1520, and with his fortune established the Royal College of Physicians, London.

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