May 4th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on May 4th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1704 - Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal: Archduke Charles of Austria arrives in Lisbon and The War of the Spanish Succession begins.

1707 - Bunyol, Foia de Bunyol: The Borbón troops occupy the troop (The War of the Spanish Succession).

1773 - Barcelona: The Avalot de les Quintes, a protest against abusive laws, followed immediately by the Rebomboris del Pa, one of the causes of the Guerra dels Matiners.

1814 - València: Fernando VII of Spain proclaims the decree which reestablishes absolutism and denies the validity of the constitutional work of the Cortes of Cadiz.

1879 - Barcelona: The first issue of the Diari Català, the first newspaper written entirely in Catalan, is published.


1757 - Énguera, la Canal de Navarrés: Manuel Tolsà, Valencian neo-classical architect and esculptor.

1818 - Vilafranca del Penedès: Manuel Milà i Fontanals, Catalan philologist, intellectual and writer.

1864 - Campanet (Mallorca): Miquel dels Sants Oliver i Tolrà, Mallorcan journalist and writer (died 1920).

1884 - Sabadell: Lluís Carreras i Mas, Catalan cleric, writer and journalist.

1898 - Barcelona: Just Cabot i Ribot, Catalan writer and journalist.

1921 - Barcelona: Ricard Palmerola, Catalan radio personality and dubbing actor.

1981 - Barcelona: Jordi Graupera i Garcia-Milà, journalist and philosopher.


1945 - Barcelona: Joan Baptista Lambert i Caminal, Catalan composer, conductor and teacher (born 1884).

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