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August 11th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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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 is 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

Festivals and Commemorations



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