August 10th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

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


1218 - Barcelona: Pere Nolasc founds the Order of the Mercè de Redempció de Captius.

- Girona: they lock the Jews of the city in the Torre Gironella to oblige them to convert to Christianity.


1267 - València: Jaume the Just, sovereign of the Crown of Aragon, second son of Pere the Great and his wife Constança de Sicília, and brother and successor to the throne of Alfons the Frank (1291) (died 1327).
1750 - Sabadell: Fèlix Amat de Palou i Pont, Catalan writer, philosopher, lexicographer and Jansenist theologian during the Enlightenment.
1757 - Xàtiva, la Costera: Joaquim Llorenç Villanueva i Astengo, Valencian politician and priest (died 1837).
1846 - Valls: Narcís Oller i Moragas, lawyer and writer, considered the creator of the modern Catalan novel..


1912 - Barcelona: Antoni de Paula Capmany i Borri, businessman, catalanist and philanthropist.
1961 - Montlluís, Conflent: Jean Marcellin Joseph Calixte Gilles, North Catalan General of the French Army (born 1904).
1984 - València: Martí Domínguez Barberà, Valencian journalist and writer (born 1908).
1989 - Dénia, Marina Alta: Alberto Sols García, Valencian biochemist, specialist in molecular biology (born 1917).

Festivals and Commemorations

August 10th is the Saints Day of Sant Llorenç, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa major of Sant Llorenç in Llorenç del Penedès (el Baix Penedès
  • Festa major of Bescanó (el Gironès)
  • Festa Major of Sant Llorenç de Morunys (el Solsonès)
  • Festa major in Maçanet de la Selva (la Selva)
  • Festa major of Sant Llorenç de la Muga (Alt Empordà)
  • Festa major in Espinavessa, Aj. Cabanelles (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa major in Campdevànol (el Ripollès)
  • Festa major in Pinell de Brai (la Terra Alta)
  • Festa major in Gratallops (el Priorat)
  • Festa major d'estiu in Vila-rodona (l'Alt Camp)
  • Festa Major of Das (la Cerdanya)
  • Festa major of Castelló d'Empúries (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Ullastret (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa Major in La Galera (el Montsià)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes de Sant Llorenç in Alaior (Menorca)
  • Festes patronals of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar (Mallorca)
  • Festes patronals in Selva (Mallorca)
  • Festes Majors of Benillup (Comunitat Valenciana, el Comtat)

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