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July 4th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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This page lists historical and other events on July 4th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1994 - Catalonia: Massive forest fires in Central Catalonia devastate 55,000 hectares of forest and agricultural land in comarcas of El Bages and El Berguedà.

Births

1816 - Calaf, Anoia: Laureà Figuerola i Ballester, Catalan economist and politician.

1843 - Gràcia, Barcelona: Josep Bosch i Carbonell, Catalan businessman and politician.

1903 - Bétera (el Camp de Túria): Alfons Roig Izquierdo, Valencian priest, writer and art critic (died 1987).

Deaths

1720 - Josep de Vilamala, last President of the Generalitat of Catalonia before the first abolition of the institution on September 16th 1714.

1911 - Barcelona: Josep Espasa, Catalan publisher, founder of the Editorial Espasa (born  1840).

1988 - Antoni Castejon i Barrios, meteorologist.

1895 - Barcelona: Frederic Soler i Hubert, Serafí Pitarra, Catalan playwright, poet and theatre impresario (born  1839).

1994 - València: Juan Gil-Albert Simón, Valencian poet and essayist (born 1904).

Festivals and Commemorations



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