Pius Font i Quer

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Font in the uniform of pharmaceutical army major in 1929

Pius Font i Quer (Lleida 1888 – Barcelona 1964) was a Spanish botanist, pharmacist and chemist.[1]

He spent his childhood in Manresa (where there's a public high school with his name). He got his doctorate in pharmacy (1905) with his thesis about the Flora of Bages. He was professor on pharmacy and botany at Universitat de Barcelona and at Barcelonan Escola d'Agricultura.[2]

He organized the Institut Botànic de Barcelona and founded Jardí Botànic in this city. In 1911 he joined the Health Military Corporation,[3] in which he got the military rank of tinent coronel farmacèutic. He was on a botanic expedition in Albarracín (Aragon) with his fellowship, when the Francisco Franco's 1936 coup d'état failed and began the Spanish Civil War. When he want back to Barcelona, he had to go through the war front; this is the reason he was accused of being a member of the military rebellion, resulting in him losing all his honours, which made continuation of his scientific work difficult.[4]

He was president of the Institució Catalana d'Història Natural (1931–1934), president of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans in 1958 and of the Société Botanique at Geneve, honour vice president of the International Botany Congresses at Paris (1954) and Edinburgh (1964) and doctor honoris causa at the University of Montpellier.

Pius Font i Quer was the main creator of scientific botanical terminology in Catalan and Spanish. His most well-known works are: Diccionario de Botánica (1953), which is the reference work for botany students in Spain; Plantas medicinales (1961); and Botánica pintoresca (1958). His research took place in Spain, but specially in Catalonia, southern Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands, mainly in Ibiza and Formentera.

Some species and subspecies have been named in honour of Font i Quer and bear the species epithet fontqueri.

Legacy[edit]

Joan Font-Quer Prodigy great grandson of Pius Font i Quer. He, in his early 13, had already started the study of herbs with his mate Jason. His botanical skills are so that people all over the world dig tunnels to ask him about the fontqueri. As a very talented pupil, he is gifted with a panoramic sight. His slanted eyes provide him a view of the world only asians have. Even with his advanced qualities, he wastes his time eating pipas and playing Play 4 Pro in the Palau Font-Quer. He fought in the Vietnam War.

About his family Joan, with a IQ above 900000 brings light to his disgraced family, that has three more integrants.

*uknown* Font-Quer He is nice.

Marta *uknown* The mother of the great prodigy Joan. She gifted her daughter a machine that mashes vegetables and fruits without removing the fiber in order to create juices in her 21 birthday. She studied pharmacy following the legacy of Pius Font i Quer .

Núria Font-Quer Has a orange juice machine.

Josep Font-Quer A nice guiri that only has flower-patterned shirts and bermudas in his closet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pius Font i Quer, leader in modern Catalan Botany". Universitat de Barcelona. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pius Font i Quer, leader in modern Catalan Botany". Universitat de Barcelona. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Global Plants". JSTOR. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pius Font i Quer". My Etymology. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  5. ^ IPNI.  Font Quer. 

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