April 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on April 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1816 - Barcelona: The opera La cambiale di matrimonio by Gioachino Rossini opens at the Teatre Santa Creu.

1987 - Lleida: 8,000 people gain a Guinness World Record by dancing a 5-kilometre long sardana.


1804 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Lluís Maria Pastor i Rodríguez, Catalan pro-free trade economista.

1905 - Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelonès: Antoni Puigvert i Gorro, Catalan urologist.

1852 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Antoni Esplugas i Puig, fotògraf pioneering professional photographer in Barcelona.

1891 - Peratallada, Baix Empordà: Enric Barnosell i Saló, Catalan tible player and composer of sardanas.

1911 - Barcelona, Barcelonès: Enric Freixa i Pedrals, Catalan industrial engineer.

1932 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Francesc Garriga i Barata, Catalan poet.

1936 - Santanyí, Mallorca: Llorenç Vidal i Vidal, Mallorcan poet, founder of the Dia Escolar de la No-violència i la Pau (DENIP).

1943 - Santa Maria de Palautordera: Joan Lluís Moraleda i Perxachs, Catalan composer.


911 - Barcelona: Guifré II (also known as Borrell I), Count of Barcelona, Girona and Osona.

1912 - Sabadell: Pau Gambús i Romeu, Catalan factory owner banker.

1941 - Poblet: Eduard Toda i Güell, Catalan egiptologist, antropologist, writer and philantropist (born 1855).

1942 - Barcelona: Romà Forns i Saldaña, Catalan footballer and coach.

1972 - Barcelona: Martí Barrera i Maresma, Catalan politician, member of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya.

1998 - Barcelona: Jep Nuix, Catalan composer and flautist (born 1955).

2006 - Barcelona: Agustí Chalaux i de Subirà, political, economic and social theorist.

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