March 21st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on March 21st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1238 - Xàtiva: King Jaume I signs the first document conferring its own laws (civil and criminal judges, the Valencian chamber of jurists), to the recently conquered València. This is the seed of the Furs valencians

1674 - Vilafranca de Conflent (Conflent): The Conspiració de Vilafranca to free Catalunya Nord, occupied by the French, fails.

2004 - Catalunya del Nord: The first round to elect 16 out of 31 of the Consell General dels Pirineus Orientals and the region of Llenguadoc-Rosselló (which includes Catalunya del Nord).


1859 - Sabadell: Manuel Ribot i Serra, Catalan librarian, archiver, historian, playwright and poet.

1899 - Sabadell: Francesc Baygual i Bas, Catalan textile manufacturer.

1900 - Barcelona: Antoni Romañà i Pujó, Catalan mathematician and astronomer, jesuit, impulsor of the Observatori de l'Ebre (died 1980).

1905 - Barcelona: Joan Coromines i Vigneaux, Catalan linguist, author of "Diccionari etimològic i complementari de la llengua catalana"  and "Onomasticon Cataloniae".

1928 - Barcelona: Joan Vergés i Calduch, poet in Catalan


1785 - València: Benito Monfort, Valencian printer (born 1715)

1936 - Sabadell: Joan Sallent i Prat, Catalan.

1946 - Sabadell: Josep Masllovet i Sanmiquel, Catalan musician and composer.

1980 - La Paz (Bolívia): Lluís Espinal i Camps, màrtir jesuïta, Catalan journalist and film lover.

1981 - Castelló de la Plana, Plana Alta: Manuel Calduch i Almela, Valencian pharmacist botanist (born 1901).

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