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Chinchón, Luis Jerónimo Fernández de Cabrera Bobadilla Cerda y Mendoza, conde de

Chinchón, Luis Jerónimo Fernández de Cabrera Bobadilla Cerda y Mendoza, conde de lo͞oēs´ hārō´nēmō fārnän´dās dā käbrā´rä bōbäᵺē´yä sār´dä ē mĕndō´sä kōn´dā dā chēnchōn´ [key], d. 1647, viceroy of Peru (1629–39). He sent Cristóbal de Acuña on the Teixeira expedition down the Amazon. In 1638, Chinchón's wife, suffering from persistent fever, was treated with a native remedy made from quinaquina bark. As a result, the malaria-curing qualities of quinine became known in Europe. Linnaeus called the genus of quinine-producing trees Cinchona in her honor.

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