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Considered the most influential contemporary writer in the Catalan language, Mercè Rodoreda's best-known work is La plaça del Diamant translated into English as The Time Of The Doves.
Marià Fortuny lived a short and brilliant life and is one of the most brilliant Catalan painters of the 19th century. Had he lived longer, one can only imagine the influence he would have had.
Josep Guardiola, better known as Pep, came to fame as an FC Barcelona footballer throughout the Dream Team period and later coached the first team during one of the club's most successful periods.
Best known for his novels featuring Barcelona detective Pepe Carvalho, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, who wrote mainly in Spanish, was also a journalist, poet and celebrated gastronome.
This page lists historical and other events on January 18th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
This page lists historical and other events on January 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
The main news issue in January 2018 in Catalonia is centred on Constituting the Parliament and Investing the President following the elections to the Parliament of Catalonia in December 2017.
Roger Torrent of ERC, the new president of Parliament, opens the legislature in a conciliatory tone as the MPs in Brussels don't delegate the vote, making a session without incidents possible.
Lluís Millet, popularly known as El Mestre Millet, was a musician and conductor, whose main contribution to Catalan culture was as founder of the Orfeó Català along with Amadeu Vives.
Josep Trueta was a Catalan doctor and surgeon, who was forced into exile in England after the Spanish Civil War, during which he had been head of trauma services for the city of Barcelona.
Josep Maria Sert was a Catalan painter, who decorated the interiors of public and private buildings around the world. He is best known for his murals, many stand out for his use of grisaille.
The Catalan maestro of traditional and old music, Jordi Savall i Bernadet, was born in Igualada on August 1st 1941.
Joaquim Vayreda i Vila was one of the most important Catalan landscape painters of the 19th century. He founded the Centre Artístic d'Olot, which became the centre of the Olot School of Painters.
Joan Maragall i Gorina was a poet, essayist, journalist, translator and lawyer, is one of the most important and influential figures of Catalonia at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Jaume Balmes i Urpià was a Catalan Catholic priest, philosopher and theologian, who was born in Vic on August 28th 1810 and died on July 9th 1848 aged only 38.