This page lists historical and other events on November 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1708 - Dénia (la Marina Alta): Franco-Castilian troops occupy the town during the War of the Spanish Succession.
1974 - Monastery of Montserrat (Monistrol de Montserrat, El Bages): Catalanist activists led by Jordi Pujol found Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya.
2008 - There are now 151 laws obliging manufacturers to brand their products in Spanish against only one in Catalan.
1836 - Sant Celoni: Pau Alguersuari i Pascual, Catalan textile manufacturer, theorist and inventor.
1945 - Barcelona: Jaume Fuster, Catalan writer, essayist and translator (died 1998).
1945 - Caldes de Montbui (Vallès Occidental): Manuel Martínez Hugué, sculptor and painter (born 1872).
1957 - Barcelona: Joaquim Serra, composer of a large number of well-known sardanas (born 1907).
2007 - Barcelona: Gregorio López Raimundo, Left-wing Catalan politician originally from Aragon (born 1914).
2011 - Barcelona (Catalonia): Enric Garriga i Trullols, Catalan activist and Occitanist.