November 19th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on November 19th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


2004 - Madrid, Spain: María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, vicepresident and spokesperson for the Spanish government, recognises the linguistic unity of the Catalan language and states "the language known as valencià in the Comunitat Valenciana, as it says in its Statute of Autonomy, and is known with the denomination català amongst the scientific and university community".


1870 - València: Vicent Lleó i Balbastre, Valencian composer of sarsuelas (died 1922).
1912 - Barcelona: Joan Sales i Vallès, writer, publisher and translator. Author of the novel about the Civil War Incerta glòria (1956). (died 1983).
1928 - Barcelona: Sebastià Sorribas, Catalan writer, author of El zoo d'en Pitus (died 2007).


1616 - San Ignacio del Zape, Virregnat de Nova Espanya: Joan Font i Maduixer, Catalan Jesuit priest and missionary, died as a martyr in Mexico. He has been declared Servent de Déu by the Catholic Church.
1814 - Roma: Ignasi Lacaba i Vila, curgeon and university professor of medical surgery in Madrid.
1963 - Begur, Baix Empordà: Carmen Amaya, Catalan flamenco dancer and singer (born 1918).
1973 - Barcelona: Cèsar Martinell i Brunet, Catalan architect, who straddles the Modernisme and Noucentisme periods (born 1888).
1998 - Barcelona: Josep Miracle i Montserrat, Catalan writer and linguist (born 1904).

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