July 19th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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


1639 - Salses (Rosselló): The taking of the city by the French troops sparks off the war between the Crowns of Spain and France on Catalan territory, which eventually became The Reapers' War.

1936 - Espanya: Led by Generals Mola and Sanjurjo, and following the example of the previous day, the majority of the military units, with support from civil fascists, revolt against the Republic. The revolt failed all over the Països Catalans, except Mallorca.

1936 - Barcelona: The Austrian athlete, Mechter, who was in Barcelona to participate in the Popular Olympics, becomes the first member of the International Brigades to die.


1913 - Sabadell: Jaume Viladoms i Valls, Catalan educator and socialist.

1941 - València: Alfons Cucó, Valencian professor and politician.

1967 - Badia del Vallès, Vallès Occidental: Carles Busquets, FC Barcelona and UE Lleida goalkeeper.

1967 - Alginet, la Ribera Alta: Urbà Lozano i Rovira, Valencian writer.


1131 - Barcelona: Ramon Berenguer III the Great, Count of Barcelona.

1936 - Barcelona, Ramon Jové i Brufau, metallurgist, trades unionist, one of the first victims of the Spanish Civil War.

1936 - Barcelona: Apel·les Mestres, Catalan writer.

1936 - Barcelona: Germinal Vidal, Catalan communist leader.

1966 - Barcelona: Anselm Maria Albareda i Ramoneda, Catalan monk, historian, librarian, archiver and cardinal (born 1892).

2005 - Barcelona: Rosa Ricart i Ribera, Catalan librarian (born 1911).

2011 - Barcelona: Carles Sentís, Catalan writer, journalist and politician (born 1911).

2014 - Monestir de Montserrat: Francesc Xavier Altés i Aguiló, Catalan librarian and historian (born 1948).

Festivals and Commemorations

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