Andrea Turini

Andrea Turini or Thurini (circa 1473 – 1543) was an Italian physician and writer.

Born in Pescia in Tuscany, he became Professor of Medicine at the University of Pisa.[1] He became a prominent physician, serving both Popes Clement VII and Paul III. He also was a physician for the French kings Louis XII and Francis I. He published a book on his medical practice (Opera Andreae Thurini) in 1545.[2] A Portrait of a man and a dog, was attributed by Tom Virzi in 1910 to Raphael and depicting Turini. Andrea's brother Baldassare had been a datary in the Papal court, and was a friend of Raphael.[3]


  1. ^ The Popes and Science, by James Joseph Walsh, Fordham University Press, 1915, page 444.
  2. ^ Dizionario biografico universale, Volume 5, by Felice Scifoni, Publisher Davide Passagli, Florence (1849); page 446.
  3. ^ The Athenaeum, 1911 page 195.