April 22nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on April 22nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1296 - Alicante: Jaume el Just conquers the city from the Castilians.

1866 - Andorra: Josep Caixal, Bishop of Urgell, publishes the "Nova Reforma" law.

1878 - Gràcia (currently Barcelona): First stone of the Church of Sant Joan de Gràcia is laid.

1990 - Catalonia: Despite protests from the citizenry, Felipe of Borbón goes to Balaguer i Cervera, where he receives the titles of Senyor de Balaguer and Count of Cervera. He then visits Montblanc.

1990 - València: Canal 9 broadcasts the first live pilota valenciana match.

1995 - Igualada: La Colla Castellera dels Moixiganguers d'Igualada give their first performance at the Hermitage of Sant Jaume Sesoliveres.


1761 - Xàtiva, la Costera: Francesc de Paula Martí Mora, Spanish engraver and stenographer, who introduced stenography to Spain.

1866 - València: Joan Josep Laguarda i Fenollera, Bishop of Urgell, Jaén and Barcelona

1890 - Carcaixent, la Ribera Alta: Joan Vert, Valencian composer of sarsuelas

1907 - Borriana, la Plana Baixa: Abel Mus, violinista, Valencian teacher and composer

1913 - Girona: Maria Assumpció Soler i Font, teacher, writer and journalist.

1914 - Sabadell: Jaume Girabau, Catalan communist politician, executed by the Francoist dictatorship.

1991 - Barcelona: Jordi Murphy, Catalano-Irish rugby player. Irish international.


1892 - Barcelona: Josep Maria Bocabella i Verdaguer, Catalan bookseller and philanthropist, who had the idea of building the Sagrada Família.

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