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Gabriel Alonso de Herrera

The Spanish agronomist and writer Gabriel Alonso de Herrera (1470-1539) became known mainly for his work 'Obra de Agricultura' (Work in agriculture), published in 1513. It was written under the patronage of Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436-1517). The work also contains information on native grape varieties such as Alarije, Albillo, Garnacha, Lairén, Listán Prieto, Planta Nova, Síria and Tempranillo. Other topics include veterinary medicine, meteorology and studies on the influence of food on health. It was used as a reference book until the beginning of the 20th century.

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