Person - Codorniu Ferreras, Manuel (1787-1857)

Codorniu Ferreras, Manuel (1787-1857)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Esparreguera (Barcelona, España)  1788-06-01 - 1857-07-18


Military doctor.

He was the son of Manuel Codorniu Vidal and Antonia Ferreras Ferreras. He studied at the Conciliar Seminary of Barcelona and Medicine at the University of Cervera.

He joined to the Honorary Volunteers of the University of Toledo, he got graduated as "bachiller" in Medicine in 1810 and later, he received his doctorate. In the beginning, he was a military physician, practitioner of the army of operations of Catalonia and an interim doctor in the castle of Figueras. He was taken prisoner after he surrendered in the castle in 1811.

When the Independence War finished, he was decorated with the honorary medal, and the cross of the "primer ejército". It is believed that he was a freemason. He was named in 1819 first physician of the "ejército expedicionario de Ultramar", and later, secretary of the Patriotic Society of Seville.

He published several books, articles and studies such as: Historia de la salvación del ejercito expedicionario de ultramar de la fiebra amarilla (1820), Espada sevillana contra el abate Marchena (1821), the newspaper Escapada sevillana contra Serviles, Una relación de méritos y servicios, Aviso al pueblo español sobre el Cólera-Morbus, El tifus castrense y civil., etc.

He was assigned to "Nueva España" in 1821, where he founded El Sol and he was a founding partner of the Lancasterian Company. He returned to Spain in 1827, because he had been expelled from Mexico for being apparently "a bourbonist and an enemy of independence".

He was one of the founders of the Boletín de Medicina, Cirugía y Farmacia, he was a member of the organizing committee of the "Sociedad Médica de Socorros Mutuos", deputy inspector of "Medicina del Ejército del Norte", senator for Tarragona, deputy for Castellón to the "Cortes Costituyentes" of 1854-1856, general director of "Sanidad Militar" and academic of the Natural Sciences of Madrid.


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Esparreguera (Barcelona, España) in 1788-06-01

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Madrid (España) in 1857-07-18





Gil Novales, Alberto. Diccionario biográfico de España (1808-1833) : de los orígenes del liberalismo a la reacción absolutista. Madrid: Fundación Mapfre. 2010. 3 v.. ISBN 978-84-9844-208-3.

GIL NOVALES, Alberto. Las sociedades patrióticas. (Madrid; Tecnos, 1975).

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Family relationships :

Codorniu Nieto, Antonio (1817-1892)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Codorníu Nieto, Joaquín  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

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