• Born date: 1553-11-23
  • Born in: ItalY
  • Death date: 1617-02-03
  • Death in: ItalY
Prospero Alpini

Prospero Alpini (also known as Prosper Alpinus, Prospero Alpinio and Prosper Alpin) (23 November 1553 - 6 February 1617), was an Italian physician and botanist from the Republic of Venice.Born at Marostica, a town near Vicenza, in his youth he served for a time in the Milanese army, but in 1574 he went to study medicine at Padua. After taking his doctor's degree in 1578, he settled as a physician in Campo San Pietro, a small town in the Paduan territory.