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Cerdà i Sunyer, Ildefons
Centelles, Osona 1815 - Caldas de Besaya, Santander 1876
Engineer. Urban engineer. He started his studies of Latin and Philosophy in Vic, and then he studied Mathematics and Architecture in Barcelona. In 1836 he moved to Madrid, where he joined the school of engineers and got his title in 1841.
Costa i Cuixart, Antoni Cebriá
València 1817 - Barcelona 1886
Botanist. He was graduated in Medicine and Surgery in the Real College of Surgery of Barcelona in 1843. He studied, among other places, in the School of Agriculture and Botany of the Meeting of Trade. In 1854 he was licensed in philosophy, section of Natural Sciences, in the University of Barcelona, where he was already a teacher.
Giró i Aranols, Andreu
Torroella de Montgrí 1812 - Barcelona 1884
Technical engineer. He was born in Torroella de Montgrí on December 1, 1812, the son of Jaume Giró and Úrsula Aranols. The couple lived in Torroella, where their father worked as a tailor, and later the whole family moved to Figueres, their mother’s hometown, where Andreu studied primary and secondary education.
Monturiol i Estarriol, Narcís
Figueres, Alt Empordà 1819 - Sant Martí de Provençals, Barcelonès 1885
Politician, inventor. He studied in Cervera and in Barcelona, where he finished his law studies in 1845 despite he never worked as a lawyer. After being exiled in Perpignon, in 1848 came back to Barcelona and invented some mechanical items that he never showed.
Presas i Puig, Llorenç
Sant Boi de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat 1811 - Barcelona 1875
Mathematician, astronomer, pharmacist. He got his Ph.D. degree in science (1846) and pharmacy (1846). He was a teacher of mathematics in the University of Barcelona and in the Escuela Industrial.
Pujadas i Mayans, Antoni
Igualada, Anoia 1811 - Barcelona 1881
Psychiatrist. Psychiatrist. Due to the revolution of 1835 he lived in London and Paris during some years. He founded and directed the mental hospital of Sant Boi del Llobregat (1854).