December 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on December 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1808 - Barcelona: Peninsular War: The end of the Blockade of Barcelona, which was an attempt to reconquer the city by Spanish troops, results in a French victory.

1877 - Figueres (Alt Empordà): The railway arrives to Figueres.

1910 - Barcelona: Le Petit Moulin Rouge, currently known as El Molino, opens for the first time.

1925 - Barcelona: The Captain General of Catalonia Joaquim Milans del Bosch i Carrió orders the closure of FC Barcelona's Camp de les Corts. Joan Gamper hands in his irrevocable resignation as president of the club.

2011 - Pere Navarro is chosen Primer Secretary of the PSC, successor to José Montilla.


1868 - Barcelona: Josep Comas i Solà, Catalan astronomer (died 1937).

1878 - Premià de Dalt, el Maresme: Salvador Castells i Mas, Catalan politician persecuted by Francoism.

1947 - Barcelona: Jordi Llovet, retired Catalan university professor universitari, translator and literary critic.

1954 - Benicarló (El Baix Maestrat): Àngel Alonso Herrera, known as Pitxi Alonso, Valencian footballer, currently coach and TV football commentator.


1901 - Sant Andreu de Palomar, Barcelona: Josep Manyanet i Vives, known as "Pare Manyanet", Catalan priest, founder of the school of the Fills de la Sagrada Família (born 1833).

2009 - Barcelona (Barcelonès): Albert Ràfols-Casamada, Catalan poet and painter.

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