Pierre Joseph Garidel

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Pierre-Joseph Garibel
Born August 1, 1658
Manosque, Bouches-du-Rhone, France
Died June 6, 1737 (1737-06-07) (aged 78)
Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, France
Education University of Aix-en-Provence
Occupation Physician
Parent(s) Pierre Garidel
Louise de Barthelemy
Relatives Joseph Lieutaud (nephew)

Pierre Joseph Garidel (August 1, 1658 – June 6, 1737) was a French botanist.

Early life[edit]

Pierre-Joseph Garidel was born on August 1, 1658 in Manosque.[1] His father was Pierre Garidel, a lawyer, and his mother, Louise de Barthelemy.[2] He studied Medicine at the University of Aix-en-Provence and the University of Montpellier.[2]

Ranunculus arvensis, taken from Histoire des plantes qui naissent aux environs d'Aix (1715).

Career[edit]

He became a Professor of Botany at the Aix-en-Provence. Together with Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, he studied plants from Provence.[2] Meanwhile, he called on the French nobility to take up botany as a hobby alongside hunting.[3]

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.[1][2] In the preface, he writes about the history of botany in Provence and the medicinal uses of plants.[4]

Death[edit]

He died on June 06, 1737 in Aix-en-Provence.[1]

Legacy[edit]

The garidella, a subclass of the thalamiflorae, was named in his honour.[4]

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