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- Description is exactly "Aldrovandi studied in Bologna, Padua, Rome, and Pisa where his interests included antiquities and botany. Author of several works on medicine and natural philosophy, he is most well known for his thirteen-volume illustrated work on natural history. Only four of the thirteen volumes were published in his lifetime, while the remaining volumes, compiled and edited by his students and colleagues, were published between 1606 and 1668. These are the three ornithological works."