Fabricius

Fabricius

[fuh-brish-ee-uhs, -brish-uhs; Dan. fah-bree-syoos]
Fabricius (Caius Fabricius Luscinus), d. 250 B.C., Roman general and statesman, distinguished for simplicity of habit and probity in public life. He persuaded the Tarentines to abstain from war with Rome and, as consul (282 B.C.), defeated the Boii and the Etruscans. While negotiating with Pyrrhus for the ransom of prisoners captured at Heraclea (281) he rejected a bribe. When consul again (278), he negotiated terms of peace with Pyrrhus and subsequently defeated the Samnites, Lucani, and Bruttii.
Fabricius, Hieronymus, 1537-1619, Italian anatomist; pupil and successor of Fallopius and teacher of William Harvey at Padua. He was a surgeon, an embryologist, and an anatomist; he described the venous valves but did not fully understand their function.

See his De venarum ostiolis (1603; facsimile ed., with introduction by K. J. Franklin, 1933).

Fabricius, Johan Christian, 1745-1808, Danish entomologist. Influenced by the methods of Linnaeus, under whom he studied, he devised a system of classification of insects based on mouth structure. He taught at the Univ. of Kiel from 1775.
Fabricius, Sara: see Sandel, Cora.
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