January 25th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on January 25th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1151 - Riudoms (Baix Camp): The Norman prince Robert d'Aguiló donates the territory of Riudoms to the knight Arnau de Palomar on condition that he builds a castle, and this is considered the founding of the town.

1711 - Girona is occupied by Borbón troops.

1959 - Basílica de Sant Pau Extramurs, Rome: Pope John XXIII announces he is calling the XXI Ecumenical Council also known as the Second Vatican Council

1981 - A group of intellectuals sign the Manifesto of the 2,300 against the linguistic policies of the Generaliat of Catalonia and discrimination against Spanish.

2010 - València: Various Valencian, progressive and ecological political parties create Coalició Compromís.


1233 - Palma: Ramon Llull, escriptor, philosopher, mystic, theologian, teacher and missionary (died around 1315).

1921 - Llíria: Juan Vicente Mas Quiles, Valencian composer, conductor and bandleader.

1928 - Barcelona: Adolfo Marsillach i Soriano, Catalan actor, playwright, theatre director and writer (m. 2002).

1952 - València: Manuel Llorente Martín, Valencin businessman, president of València CF (2009-2013).

1980 - Terrassa: Xavier Hernández i Creus, former Futbol Club Barcelona footballer.


1829 - Terrassa: Antoni Bosch i Cardellach, Catalan doctor, archiver and historian.

1962 - Illa, Rosselló: Josep Sebastià Pons, North Catalan writer (born 1886).

1978 - Barcelona: Joaquim Viola i Sauret, Catalan politician, shot by EPOCA.

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