October 10th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on October 10th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..


879 - Ripoll (el Ripollès): Guifre el Pilósthe first hereditary Count of Barcelona, whose name translates as Wifred the Hairy, founds the Monastery of Ripoll in the town of Ripoll in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Incidentally, Ripoll is often known as the Cradle of Catalonia for this reason.

1994 - Cambrils : Flooding Cambrils


1860 - Barcelona: Joan Maragall i Gorina, Catalan writer and poet (died 1911).
1903 - Ciutadella de Menorca: Francesc de Borja Moll i Casasnovas, Menorcan linguist, philologist and publisher.
1908 - Barcelona: Mercè Rodoreda i Gurguí, probably the most influential writer in contemporary Catalan literature.


1965 - Ciutat de Mèxic: Amadeu Aragay i Daví, Catalan politician, businessman and trades unionist.
1995 - Andorra la Vella: Esteve Albert i Corp, Catalan poet, playwright, historiador i promotor cultural català.
2012 - Barcelona: Oriol Casassas i Simó, Catalan paediatrician.

Festivals and Commemorations

Les Festes del Roser on La Rambla (Fourth day - October 7th-13th 2016)(La RamblaCiutat Vella, Barcelonael Barcelonès)

Sitges Fantasy Film Festival (Fourth day - October 7th-16th 2016) (SitgesEl Garraf)

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