July 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

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


1316 - Louis of Burgundy lands on Achaea (Peloponnese) and defeats Ferdinand of Mallorca in Manolada or Espero.

1811 - Venezuela gains independence from Spain.

1941 - Members of the División Azul of the Spanish Army leave to give support to the German Army on the Russian Front in World War II.

1997 - Mortal accident on the Roller Coaster Stampida at the PortAventura Theme Park.


1852 - Barcelona: Cèsar August Torras i Ferreri, Catalan mountaineer and early promoter of Catalan excursionism.

1921 - València: Pere Maria Orts i Bosch, Valencian writer and philanthropist.

1923 - Castelló de la Plana: Josep Sánchez Adell, Valencian historian and cronicler (died 2005).

1923 - Figueres, Alt Empordà: Agapit Torrent i Batlle, musician, saxophonist, and composer, principally of sardanas (died 1991).


1817 - Palma de Mallorca: Luis de Lacy y Gautier, Andalusuan military leader (born 1772).

1998 - Barcelona (Barcelonès): Maria Mercè Marçal i Serra, writer.

2014 - Barcelona: Jordi Peix i Massip, Catalan agrarian activist, founder of the del Banc dels Aliments.

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