December 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on December 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1705 - Barcelona: The last Corts Catalanes were held in the Palau de la Generalitat. They were called by Archduke Carles III and lasted until March 31st of the following year, .

1998 - París (France): UNESCO declares more than 750 sites of cave paintings in the Mediterranean arc of the Iberian Peninsula as World Heritage Sites. 

2002 - els Hostalets de Pierola (l'Anoia): A group of paleontologist from the Institut Paleontològic Miquel Crusafont, led Salvador Moyà-Solà, find the first bones of Pau, the 'Pierolapithecus catalaunicus'.

2003 - Barcelona: The seventh legislature of the Parliament of Catalonia is constituted.

2004 - València: The World Forum of Agrarian Reform is held until December 8th.


1946 - Barcelona: Josep Maria Carreras Coll, known as Josep Carreras, Catalan tenor.


1082 - la Perxa de l'Astor, Gualba, Vallès Oriental: Ramon Berenguer II the Cap d'Estopes or Towhead, Count of Barcelona, is murdered probably by his brother, Berenguer Ramon II the Fratricide.

1474 - Elna, Rosselló: Bernat d'Oms i de Santapau, executed by the French army for having led the resistance against the occupation of the town.

1949 - Perpignan (el Rosselló): Antoni Rovira i Virgili, Catalan journalist, linguist and politician, president of the Parliament of Catalonia in exile (born 1882).

1973 - l'Ametlla del Vallès: Eugeni Xammar i Puigventós, Catalan journalist, diplomat and translator.

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