March 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



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

Events

1244 - Treaty of Almizra, Aragon and Castile sign a peace and the conquesta of Múrcia corresponds to Castile.

1714 - The Borbon troops try to take the city of Barcelona from the Sants side, but the Catalan defence is so intense that the Borbons are forced to retreat.

1875 - At the Hostal de la Corda, there is a meeting between of Arsenio Martínez Campos and Francesc Savalls that will eventually bring the Third Carlist War to an end  in Catalonia.

1968 - An official order means that Joan Manuel Serrat is substituted by Massiel in the Eurovision Song Contest.

1996 - Organyà: The municipal shield and flag are approved.

2004 - Barcelona: The European Free Alliance is refounded as a European political party.

2004 - Balearic Islands: The public entity of Radiotelevisió de les Illes Balears is created.

Births

1853 - Benigànim (la Vall d'Albaida): Antoni Gomar i Gomar, Valencian landscape painter (died 1911).

1901 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental): Josep Maria Marcet i Coll, Mayor of Sabadell between 1940 and 1960.

1922 - Cassà de la Selva: Josep Lloveras i Feliu, Catalan painter and sculptor.

Deaths

1066 - Dénia: Ibn Sídah, Andalusian intellectual, grammarian and lexicographer (born 1007).

1715 - Barcelona: Josep Moragues, Catalan general, beheaded by Felipe V troops for his role in the War of the Spanish Succession. For the next 12 years, his head would be in an iron cage hanging from the Portal de Mar in Barcelona (born 1669).

1748 - Pere Serra i Postius, Barcelonan historian.

1909 - València: José María Úbeda Montés, Valencian composer and organist (born 1839).

1988 - Barcelona: Rafael Ferrer i Fitó, composer, violinist and conductor (born 1911).

Festivals and Commemorations





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