Pierre Joseph Garidel
|Born||August 1, 1658
Manosque, Bouches-du-Rhone, France
|Died||June 6, 1737 (aged 78)
Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, France
|Education||University of Aix-en-Provence|
Louise de Barthelemy
|Relatives||Joseph Lieutaud (nephew)|
Pierre Joseph Garidel (August 1, 1658 – June 6, 1737) was a French botanist.
Pierre-Joseph Garidel was born on August 1, 1658 in Manosque. His father was Pierre Garidel, a lawyer, and his mother, Louise de Barthelemy. He studied Medicine at the University of Aix-en-Provence and the University of Montpellier.
He became a Professor of Botany at the Aix-en-Provence. Together with Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, he studied plants from Provence. Meanwhile, he called on the French nobility to take up botany as a hobby alongside hunting.
In 1735, he published, Histoire des plantes qui naissent aux environs d'Aix et dans plusieurs autres endroits de la Provence, which describes 1,400 plants. In the preface, he writes about the history of botany in Provence and the medicinal uses of plants.
He died on June 06, 1737 in Aix-en-Provence.
- Christie's: GARIDEL, Pierre Joseph (1658-1737). Histoire des plantes qui naissent aux environs d'Aix, et dans plusieurs autres endroits de la Provence. Aix: Joseph David, 1715.
- Aix-en-Provence Historical Society: A few words about the botanist Pierre-Joseph Garidel
- R.L. Williams, Botanophilia in Eighteenth-Century France: The Spirit of the Enlightenment, Springer Science & Business Media, 31 Oct 2001, p. 3 
- University of Wales Online Exhibitions: From Herbals to Floras: Garidel (1715)
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