May 2nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on May 2nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.



1754 - València: Vicent Martín i Soler, Valencian classical composer (died 1806).

1815 - Sant Julià de Vilatorta: Felip Benessat i Bayés, Catalan pharmacist, chemist, taxidermist and priest.

1853 - Palma, Mallorca: Antoni Maura, Spanish politician.

1867 - Sabadell: Manuel Folguera i Duran, Catalan politician and engineer.

1883 - Prats de Lluçanès, Osona: Joaquim Pecanins i Fàbregas, Catalan musician (died 1948).

1894 - Sabadell: Agustí Borgunyó i Garriga, Catalan musician.


1743 - Sant Boi de Llobregat: Rafael Casanova i Comes, Austriacist lawyer and politician, the last Conseller en Cap of Barcelona (1713-1714).

1934 - la Pobla Llarga, Ribera Alta: Julià Ribera Tarragó, Valencian arabist philologist (born 1858).

1972 - Sabadell: Pere Monistrol i Masafret, Catalan photographer and footballer.

1975 - Barcelona: Concepció Badia i Millàs, Catalan soprano (born 1897).

1966 - Barcelona: Miquel Llor, writer in Catalan (born 1894).

2000 - Sabadell: Mercè Sorribas i Elias, Catalan radio presenter and actress.

2003 - Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain: Enriqueta Claver Delás, better known as Queta Claver, Valencian actress and vedette (born 1932).

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