Paré, Ambroise (5633 words)

  • Brenton Kirk Hobart (American University of Paris)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

Barber-Surgeon apprentice (1533-1536), army medic (1537-1540), Master-Barber-Surgeon (1541), Ordinary Surgeon to Henry II and Francis II (1552-1561), Doctor of Surgery (1554), First Surgeon to the King of France through the reigns Charles IX and Henry III (1562-1589), Valet de Chambre and Councillor to Henry III (1574 and 1575), anatomist, experimenter, inventor and collector, Ambroise Paré was an empirically-minded pioneer of modern surgical tactics and a prolific writer whose twenty-nine books of Works (16) offer numerous glimpses into his life, often in the form of extensive autobiographical anecdotes.

Records seem to show that he was born in 1510 in the locality of Bourg-Hersent in Laval. His education was modest, …

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Hobart, Brenton Kirk. "Paré, Ambroise". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 May 2014
[, accessed 20 January 2018.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.