August 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries




This page lists historical and other events on August 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..


Events

1358 - València: a swelling of the River Túria floods l'Horta and causes more than 400 víctims.

1694 - Valls (l'Alt Camp): The Avalot dels Pobres, calls on the clergy and nobles, who until then were exempt, to contribute to the cost of the military.


Births

1934 - Tortosa: Ricard Salvat i Ferré, Catalan writer and theatre director.
    
1947 - Barcelona: Pedro Ruiz, Catalan performer, writer and TV presenter.
    
1978 - L'Hospitalet de Llobregat: Enrique de Lucas Martínez, known as Quique de Lucas, Catalan footballer, who played for RCD Espanyol and other clubs in Spain and Europe.


Deaths

906 - Girona (el Gironès): Servus Dei, Catalan priest, Bishop of Girona.
   
1909 - Barcelona (el Barcelonès): Josep Miquel i Baró, Catalan politician and revolutionary.
   
1936 - Sabadell: Josep Germà i Homet, liquor factory owner, sponsor of culture and sport and mayor of Sabadell.
   
1956 - Barcelona: Paulí Castells i Vidal, Catalan industrial engineer and politician.
   
1958 - Tulacingo, Hidalgo, Mèxic: Miquel Bertran i Oleart, the last republican mayor of Sabadell.
   
2006 - Barcelona (el Barcelonès): Agustí de Semir, Catalan lawyer and politician.


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