August 11th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

April 21, 2021 Off By barcelonas

This page lists historical and other events on August 11th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

897 – La Valldora (Navès, el Solsonès): according to legend, the Frankish king draws the four fingers of the Catalan flag using the blood of Guifré el Pilós, who was on his deathbed.

1137 – Barbastre, (KIngdom of Aragon): Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, signs with Ramir II, King of Aragon, the marriage commitment with his daughter Peronella.

1713 – Caldes d’Estrac (el Maresme): the cavalry of General Rafael Nebot beats Felipe V’s troops.

Births

1913 – Sabadell: Lluís Mimó i Espinalt, Catalan supporter of Esperanto, POUM member and concentration camp victim.

1947 – Lleida: Jaume Manel Oronich i Miravet, Catalan politician known for having been paer en cap of Lleida (CDC) between 1987 and 1989.

1995 – Cardona: Pere Marsinyach Torrico, artistic skater.

Deaths

897 – la Vall d’Ora (Navès, el Solsonès): Guifré el Pilós, killed fighting against the Saracens.

1871 – Sabadell: Josep Duran i Sors, textile factory owner and mayor of Sabadell.

1938 – Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Miquel Carreras i Costajussà, lawyer, historian, archiver and philosopher.

1991 – Sabadell: Ricard Simó i Bach, biographer.

2007 – Ogassa, el Ripollès: Lluís Maria Xirinacs, Catalanist priest, politician and writer