José María Quadrado was born in Ciutadella in 1819. When he was two years old, the family moved from Minorca to Palma. He was to become a prolific writer. Religion, politics, literature, history; he dealt with them all. One of his books was entitled “Historia de la Dragonera, en sus relaciones con la civilización europea”. In this history of the small island, Quadrado considered the journeys of Noah (he of the Ark) and his three sons and their wives. Saved from the Great Flood, they were to repopulate the Earth.