Niels Stensen


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Stensen, Niels:

see Steno, NicolausSteno, Nicolaus
, Latinized form of Niels Stensen
, 1638–86, Danish anatomist, geologist, and Roman Catholic prelate. He lived principally in Copenhagen, Paris, and Florence.
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Between 1661 and 1663 Spinoza developed a close friendship with Niels Stensen (1638-1686) on the basis of their shared interest in anatomy and physiology.
Niels Stensen (Steno), (1638-1686), Danish anatomist, natural scientist, and theologist, was a medical student when he discovered the parotid duct in sheep in 1661.