March 12th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on March 12th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1965 - Catalonia: Because of declarations he made to Le Monde el November 14th 1963, in which he defended the Catalan national identity, the Francoist authorities expel Abbot Escarré from the Spanish State and force him into exile in Milan.

2008 - València: The Valencian justice system refuses to allow the Generalitat Valenciana to close the TV3 transmitter in the País Valencià

Births

1875 - Sant Feliu de Guíxols, l'Empordà: Juli Garreta i Arboix, composer of sardanas.

1889 - València: Amparo Iturbi Báguena, Valencian pianist, José Iturbi's sister

1915 - Gironella: Lluís Maria Saumells i Panadés, painter, illustrator and sculptor

1919 - València: Vicent Badia i Marín, Valencian lawyer and writer

Deaths

1698 - València: Vicent Guilló Barceló, Valencian Baroque painter (born 1647).

1942 - Barcelona: Enric Morera i Viura, Catalan composer.

2008 - monestir de Montserrat, el Bages: Cassià Maria Just i Riba, Catalan Catholic clergyman, Abbot of Montserrat (1966 -1989).

Festivals and Commemorations





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