December 23rd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on December 23rd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1602 - Reial Monestir de Poblet: The election of Simó Trilla as the last permanent abbot of the monastery.

1975 - Barcelona: Creation of the Consell de Forces Polítiques de Catalunya.


1740 - Almussafes, la Ribera Baixa: Antoni Ludenya, Valencian jesuit and mathematician.

1807 - Sallent, Bages: Antoni Maria Claret i Clarà, Catalan priest, founder of the Missioners Fills de l'Immaculat Cor de Maria, (claretians) and of the Religioses de Maria Immaculada Missioneres Claretianes.

1815 - Centelles, Osona: Ildefons Cerdà i Sunyer, Catalan engineer, urbanist, jurist, economist and politician (died 1876).

1886 - Tornabous, Urgell: Salvador Seguí Rubinat, Lleidatan anarchist.

1898 - el Cabanyal, València: Rafael Rivelles Guillem, Valencian actor.


1896 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Isabel Vilà i Pujol, doctor, considered the first female Catalan trades unionist (53 years old).

1956 - Mataró: Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Catalan modernista architect, art historian and politician. (born 1857).

1983 - la Galera, Montsià: Isidre Nadal Baqués, Llum de la Selva, Catalan follower of non-violence, naturist, ecologist, vegetarian and crudivore (106 anys).

1995 - Barcelona: Artur Bladé i Desumvila, Catalan journalist and writer (born 1907).

Festivals and Commemorations

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