“This is the University where science began in the 16thcentury in medicine and astronomy. Doctor Caius, the founder of my college, was trained in Padua and I was born 300 years to the day after the death of Galileo. So I feel a strong connection”.
Stephen Hawking, during a visit to Palazzo Bo in 2006
Nicolò (died in Padua in 1350) was a student of Pietro d’Abano and taught medicine in Padua until his death. He was the forefather of an illustrious family of doctors who played a leading role in both the professional and academic field for many generations.