May 14th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on May 14th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1640 - Santa Coloma de Farners (la Selva): The troops of Felipe IV destroy the town (War of the Spanish Succession).


1701 - Ontinyent (la Vall d'Albaida): Onofre Peñalva Donat, Valencian Baroque composer and musician (died 1767?).

1807 - Vilafranca (l'Alt Maestrat): Marcelino Andrés y Andrés, doctor and botanist (died 1852).

1850 - Sant Julià d'Altura: Miquel Ustrell i Serrabogunyà, Catalan rural landowner.

1907 - Borriana, Plana Baixa: Vicent Enrique i Tarancón, Valencian cardinal.

1914 - Pineda de Mar (Maresme): Joaquim Soms i Jané, Catalan composer of sardanas (died 2012).

1962 - L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelonès: Ferran Adrià, prestigious and innovative Catalan chef.

1967 - Barcelona (Barcelonès): Marc Parrot, Catalan composer and singer.


1464 - Cartoixa d'Escaladei: venerable Joan Fort, monk and mystic author.

1974 - Barcelona (Barcelonès): Hipòlit Lázaro, Catalan tenor (born 1887).

1978 - Barcelona (Barcelonès): Enric Ortega, who was then a member of Al Tall.

Festivals and Commemorations

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