May 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on May 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1672 - Rià i Cirac (el Conflent): The King Louis XIV of France orders the demolition of the castle where Guifré el Pilós was born in 852.


1616 - Serrallonga (Vallespir): Antoni Pau Centena, clergyman based in Barcelona.

1825 - Palma: Marià Aguiló i Fuster, Mallorcan poet, bibliographer and linguist.

1894 - Barcelona: Joan Salvat-Papasseit, writer.

1902 - Figueres (Alt Empordà): Carles Fages de Climent, poet.


1674 - Perpinyà (el Rosselló): Francesc Puig i Terrats (Angelets de la Terra), hung, drawn and quatered by French troops.

1910 - Barcelona: Pere Borrell del Caso, painter.

1989 - Cadaqués, Alt Empordà: Anna Maria Dalí i Domènech, sister of Salvador Dalí (born 1908).

Festivals and Commemorations

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