February 19th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on February 19th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1416 - Principality of Catalonia: Ferran I of Antequera converts the title of Duke of Girona into Prínce of Girona as he gives it to the heir to the Catalano-aragonese throne, the future Alfons IV the Magnanimous.


1802 - Traiguera, Baix Maestrat: Pere Labèrnia Esteller, Valencian linguist (died 1860).

1841 - Tortosa: Felip Pedrell i Sabaté, Catalan composer, music teacher, musicologist and music critic, leader of musical nationalism in Catalonia.

1858 - Carcaixent, la Ribera Alta: Julià Ribera Tarragó, Valencian arabist philologist (died 1934).

1899 - Cervelló: Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 125th President of the Generalitat of Catalonia.


1682 - Barcelona: Lluís Vicenç Gargallo, Baroque composer and musician (born around 1636).

1913 - Barcelona: Dolors Aleu i Riera, doctor, the first woman in the Spanish state to gain a Medicine degree and the second to become a doctor.

1929 - Godella, Horta Nord: Lambert Alonso i Torres, Valencian tenor and painter (born 1863).

1939 - Abrera: Fèlix Figueres i Aragay, Mayor of Olesa de Montserrat, shot by firing squad.

Festivals and Commemorations

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