BOSCH I GIMPERA, Pere

BOSCH I GIMPERA, Pere. Barcelona 22.3.1891 — Ciudad de México 9.10.1974. Spanish Archaeologist and IE Scholar in Mexico. Studies at Barcelona, lic. degree 1910. Ph.D. 1911 Madrid, in Greek literature. A second Ph.D. 1913 Madrid, in History. In 1911-14 studied in Germany specialising in classical archaeology. In 1916-30 Professor of Classical and Medieval History at Barcelona, in 1930-39 of Prehistory and Classical History, in 1931-33 also Dean of the Faculdad de Filosofia y Letras and in 1933-39 Rector of the University. In 1939 emigrated to U.K. (taught at Oxford), in 1940 to U.S.A. and 1941 to Mexico. From 1942 Mexican citizen, teaching at Universidad Nacional Autónoma. In 1945-47 taught at Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala, in 1947 at Universidad de San Salvador. In 1948-52 Director of Division of Philosophy and Humanities (UNESCO) in Paris, then again in Mexico, as full-time researcher of the university. Emeritus 1967. Hon.Dr. 1936 Heidelberg. Until 1939, conducted excavations at many sites in Spain.

Publications: diss. I. Los poemas de Baquilides de Ceos. 1911; diss. II. El problema de la cerámica ibérica. 1913, publ. in Memorias de la Comisión de Investigaciones Paleontológicas y Prehistóricas 7, Madrid 1915.

Prehistoria catalana. Barcelona 1919; Los pueblos primitivos de España. Madrid 1925; El hombre primitivo y su cultura. México 1945; Todavia el problema de la cerámica ibérica. México 1958; Paletnologia de la peninsula Ibérica. Graz 1974.

Historia de oriente. 1-2. Barcelona 1926-28; El Próximo Oriente en la antigüedad. México 1964.

El poblamiento indoeuropeo. México 1964.

L’Amérique avant Cristophe Colomb. P. 1967.

Sources: A.F., Enc. univ. ilustr. Supl. anual 1973–74, Madrid 1983, 146f.; *Wikipedia (with photo, more details in Catalan version).

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