Andrea Vesalius was born on December 1st 1514 in Brussels, Belgium. Vesalius's parents were physicians. His father and grand-father served for Rome. Vesalius began to study in Paris, France. He could not finish and get his degree due to Rome declaring war on France. He then studied at the university of Louvain in Belgium. He finally completed in 1537. After his completion he was offered the chair of surgery and anatomy.