January 23rd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on January 23rd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1641 - Catalonia: The weekend following the proclamation of the Catalan Republic, at the start of The Reapers' War, the President of the Generalitat Pau Claris is obliged to proclaim Louis XIII of France as Count of Barcelona, in order to keep French support.


1350 - València: Sant Vicent Ferrer, Valencian Dominican monk who travelled Europe preaching his vision of Christianity (died 1419).

1939 - Barcelona: Roser Capdevila i Valls, Catalan illustrator.


1131 - Barcelona: Ramon Berenguer III the Great, Count of Barcelona and Girona, Osona, Besalú, Provence and Cerdanya (born 1082).

1516 - Madrigalejo, Regne de Castella: Fernando the Catholic, one of the Catholic Kings.

1897 - Manila, Filipines: Frederic Faura i Prat, Catalan meteorologist and ecclesiast.

1948 - Banyoles, Pla de l'Estany: Joaquim Pecanins i Fàbregas, Catalan musician (n. 1883).

1956 - Barcelona: Ramon Violant i Simorra, Catalan ethnographer.

1983 - Picanya, l'Horta Oest: Abel Mus, Valencian violinista, teacher composer (born 1907).

1989 - Figueres, Alt Empordà: Salvador Dalí, Catalan painter.

2008 - Barcelona: Jaume Sorribas i Garcia, Catalan actor (born 1948).

2009 - Roda de Ter, Osona: Francesc Ribas i Sanglas, Catalan footballer.

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