|Died||1708 (aged 54–55)|
|Education||Merton College, Oxford|
|Known for||His studies of neuroanatomy|
His Goulstonian Lecture
|Notable works||The Anatomy of the Brain|
Ridley was born the son of Thomas Ridley, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. In 1671, aged 18, he began his studies in medicine at Merton College, Oxford, but from there didn't get a degree. Instead, Ridley graduated as a doctor of medicine from Leiden University in 1679 with a thesis on sexually transmitted diseases with the title “De lue venerea," after which in 1688 he was incorporated as MD at Cambridge. After settling in London, he became a Candidate of the College of Physicians on 30 September 1691, and then admitted as a fellow on the same day the following year. In 1693/4, he gave the Gulstonian lectures.
Ridley died in April 1708, and was buried at St Andrew's, Holborn on 9 April.
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