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Martí i Franquès, Antoni
Altafulla 1750 - Tarragona 1832
Botanist. Botanist. Son of a noble landowner family in Altafulla, of the ancestral home of Ardenya, he was also known as Martí of Ardenya. Although he studied for two years at the University of Cervera, between 14 and 16 years of age, historians agree that he was an autodidact. Passionate for botany and chemistry, his father's liberalism and the stability of the family's finances allowed him to devote time to his studies.
Salvà i Campillo, Francesc
Barcelona 1751 - Barcelona 1828
Educator, doctor, researcher. He participated in the Catalan Enlightenment movement promoting the progress of the science and society. In the field of medicine he fought against superstition thoughts.