Giovanni Baptista Ferrari

Giovanni Baptista Ferrari

(1584 - 1655), was an Italian Jesuit and a professor in Rome.

An incredible linguist and scientist, he taught Hebrew for 21 years and spoke excellent classical Greek and Latin. He wrote in a difficult to translate Latin.
As a lover of flowers, he authored 4 volumes on the culture of flowers (1632), which was illustrated by engravers such as Hesperides.

He was the first scientist who described the complete locations of the lemon, citron and pomegranate gardens of the Hesperiden.
He described medicinal preparations based upon citrus blossoms or fruits. He named the lemon, citron and pomegranate as medicine.
Books from this author:
Hesperides sive de malorum aureorum

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