October 14th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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


1915 - Barcelona: a decree by the Mancomunitat of Catalonia creates the Escola Superior de Bibliotecàries in order to train librarians, which finally opened on November 22nd.

- València: the River Túria overflows, floods the city and causes numerous victims (Gran Riuada de València).


1853 - Olot (La Garrotxa): Marià Vayreda, Catalan writer and painter, whose brother Joaquim Vayreda was the leading light of the Olot School (died 1903).

1857 - Sant Feliu del Racó (Vallès Occidental): Enric Clarasó i Daudí, Catalan Modernista sculptor (died 1941).
1873 - Sueca (la Ribera Baixa): Josep Serrano i Simeón, Valencian composer, author of Himne de l'Exposició, which currently the official anthem of the País Valencià (died 1941).
1904 - Perpignan: Jean Marcellin Joseph Calixte Gilles, North Catalan general of the French army.


1978 - Barcelona: Jordi Martínez de Foix i Llorenç, Catalan independentista and socialist, killed manipulating explosives (born 1957).
2013 - Barcelona: Max Cahner, editor, politician and historian of Catalan literature (born 1936).

Festivals and Commemorations

Barcelona Province

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