Spanish History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 760

  • 0694-11-09 Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Muslims/sentenced to slavery
  • 0711-07-09 Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupies North Spain
  • 0756-05-15 Abd-al-Rahman I becomes emir of Cordova, Spain
  • 0939-08-06 Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors
  • 1212-06-20 French & Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo
  • 1212-07-16 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Muslim power in Spain
  • 1229-12-31 James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (Palma) consummating Christian conquest of the island of Majorca
  • 1250-04-15 Pope Innoncent III refuses Jews of Cordova, Spain, request to build a synagogue
  • 1355-05-07 1,200 Jews of Toledo Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara
  • 1367-04-13 Battle at Nájera Spain: Castile & England beat Aragon & France
  • 1391-03-15 Jew-hating Monk in Seville Spain stirs up people to attack Jews
  • 1391-06-04 Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds & sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery
  • 1391-06-06 Inhabitants of Seville, Spain, massacres 5,000 Jews
  • 1429-01-10 Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
  • 1461-08-10 Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquisition in Spain
  • 1483-10-17 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
  • 1489-12-04 Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from Moors
  • 1491-11-25 The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
  • 1492-01-16 The first grammar of a modern language, Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella.

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1492-04-17 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1492-04-30 Spain announces it will expel all Jews

CommunicationSanta María

1492-08-03 Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"

  • 1492-10-28 Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain
  • 1492-11-15 In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder
  • 1492-12-26 1st Spanish settlement La Navidad (modern Môle-Saint-Nicolas) in the New World is founded by Columbus
  • 1493-01-16 Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip
  • 1493-01-19 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
  • 1493-03-15 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World
  • 1493-05-04 Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain & Portugal
  • 1494-06-07 Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain & Portugal divide America
  • 1499-07-26 Spanish conquistador Alonso de Ojeda discovers Curacao Island
  • 1501-11-04 Philip de Blank & Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain
  • 1502-05-09 Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World
  • 1503-01-20 Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs
  • 1503-04-28 Battle at Cerignalo: Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France
  • 1503-10-30 Queen Isabella of Spain bans violence against indians
  • 1503-12-29 Battle of Garigliano: Spanish army under General Cordoba defeats French forces
  • 1504-03-31 France & Spain sign ceasefire
  • 1504-10-12 Queen Isabella I of Spain signs her testament
  • 1511-11-17 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster
  • 1512-12-27 Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World

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1513-04-02 Explorer Juan Ponce de León claims Florida for Spain as the first known European to reach Florida

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León
  • 1513-10-07 Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
  • 1516-08-13 The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
  • 1519-08-15 Panama City founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila

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1520-06-30 Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1521-04-22 French King Francois I declares war on Spain

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1521-08-13 Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

The Last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc
The Last Aztec Emperor
Cuauhtémoc
Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1521-11-19 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan
  • 1522-02-07 Treaty of Brussels: Habsburgers split into Spanish and Austrian Branches
  • 1522-04-27 Battle of La Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian was decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army
  • 1522-05-25 Emperor Karel I returns to Spain

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1522-09-06 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.

  • 1522-09-08 Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)
  • 1524-10-26 Spanish troops give Milan to France
  • 1526-03-17 French King Francois I freed from Spain
  • 1526-03-26 King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France
  • 1527-05-06 Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
  • 1527-05-17 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men - by 1536 only 4 survive
  • 1528-04-15 Pánfilo the Narváez, Spanish conquistador arrives in Florida with 350 men to a hostile reception from native indians
  • 1528-09-28 Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die
  • 1528-11-06 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas
  • 1529-04-22 Treaty of Saragosa: Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere
  • 1534-12-06 Quito, Ecuador, founded by Spanish
  • 1538-07-25 The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.
  • 1538-09-28 Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish

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1539-05-30 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador
Hernando de Soto
  • 1539-06-03 Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain
  • 1542-06-27 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
  • 1542-08-24 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
  • 1542-11-22 Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America
  • 1552-07-17 Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun
  • 1553-12-25 Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 1555-04-17 Siena surrenders to Spanish troops
  • 1555-10-21 English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king

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1556-01-16 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

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1556-09-13 Charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1556-09-15 Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain
  • 1556-10-17 Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain
  • 1557-08-10 Battle of St Quentin in Picardy: Lamoraal, Count of Egmont and Philibert, Duke of Savoy (Spanish Empire) beat the Duke of Montmorency (France)
  • 1558-07-13 Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines.
  • 1558-08-24 Battle of Gravelines: English fleet beats Spanish
  • 1559-04-03 Spain & France sign 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis
  • 1559-08-14 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Fla
  • 1559-08-22 Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic
  • 1559-09-19 Five Spanish ships sink in storm off Tampa, about 600 die
  • 1560-03-13 Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli
  • 1560-09-25 Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1561-09-23 King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
  • 1564-08-18 Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
  • 1565-04-27 1st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms
  • 1566-12-01 Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva
  • 1567-03-13 Battle at Oosterweel: Spanish troops destroy Geuzenleger
  • 1568-05-23 Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed
  • 1568-05-23 The Netherlands declare independence from Spain.
  • 1568-07-10 Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish
  • 1570-01-04 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"
  • 1570-04-24 Battles between Spanish troops & followers of Sultan Suleiman
  • 1571-03-19 Spanish troops occupy Manila

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 705

  • 0039-11-03 Lucan, Cordova Spain, Latin poet (Bellum Civile)
  • 0994-11-07 Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian/jurist/author of Islamic Spain

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1334-08-30 Pedro, the Cruel, Spanish King of Castilia and Leon, born in Burgos, Spain (d. 1369)

King of Castille and Leon Peter the Cruel
King of Castille and Leon
Peter the Cruel
  • 1350-01-23 Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)
  • 1398-08-19 Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)
  • 1428-05-03 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (d. 1495)
  • 1431-01-01 Alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia], Spanish/Italian pope (1492-1503)
  • 1451-04-22 Isabella I, of Castile, Queen of Spain (1479-1504), patron of Columbus

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1451-10-30 Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer and navigator who discovered the "New World" for Spain and initiated European colonization, born on or just before this date in the Republic of Genoa (d. 1506)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1453-09-01 Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)

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1460-04-08 Juan Ponce de León, Spanish explorer and conquistador who searched for the fountain of youth and the first European to discover Florida, born in Santervás de Campos, Castile, Spain (d. 1521)

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León
  • 1478-07-22 Philip I, (the Handsome), 1st Habsburg King of Spain (1504-06)

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1485-12-16 Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1536)

Spanish Princess, Queen of England Catherine of Aragon
Spanish Princess, Queen of England
Catherine of Aragon
  • 1491-12-24 Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)
  • 1492-03-06 Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer
  • 1498-11-30 Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer (d. 1568)

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1500-02-24 Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), born in Ghent, Flanders, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1558)

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1503-10-23 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)
  • 1507-01-14 Catherine of Habsburg, Infanta of Spain and queen of Portugal (d. 1578)
  • 1507-10-29 Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish viceroy of Neth (1566-73)
  • 1510-10-28 Francis Borgia, Spanish duke and Jesuit priest (d. 1572)
  • 1511-09-29 Michael Servetus, Spain, physician (Christianism Rostituta)
  • 1515-03-28 Theresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint
  • 1515-09-08 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (d. 1585)

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1527-05-21 Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) and Portugal (1580-98), born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1598)

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1528-06-21 Maria of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress (1603)
  • 1534-04-07 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary (Brazilian Tupi-Indians)
  • 1535-06-24 Joan of Spain, queen consort of Portugal (d. 1573)
  • 1539-01-07 Sebastian de Covarrubias Horozco, Spanish lexicographer
  • 1542-06-24 St. John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic, saint, priest and poet (d. 1591)
  • 1543-10-23 Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist
  • 1545-02-24 Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)
  • 1545-07-08 Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II
  • 1547-02-24 Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland
  • 1547-04-13 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)

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1547-09-29 Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1616)

  • 1548-01-05 Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
  • 1549-11-01 Anna of Austria, fourth wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1580)
  • 1550-09-10 Alonso de Guzmán El Bueno, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander (d. 1615)
  • 1558-11-06 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy), born in London (d. 1594)
  • 1561-07-11 Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet (d. 1627)
  • 1561-09-10 Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1634)
  • 1562-11-25 Lope Felix de Vega, dramatist/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1566-08-12 Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
  • 1567-10-10 Infanta Caterina Micaela of Spain (d. 1597)
  • 1567-11-01 Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (d. 1626)
  • 1577-11-25 Piet Heyn, Dutch privateer and admiral (captured Spanish silver fleet), born in Delft (d. 1629)
  • 1578-04-14 Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621)
  • 1579-08-01 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Écija, Spanish writer
  • 1580-09-14 Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (d. 1645)
  • 1583-11-24 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
  • 1586-12-29 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
  • 1587-01-06 Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)
  • 1587-12-25 Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)
  • 1589-02-05 Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
  • 1591-01-12 José Ribera/Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter and printmaker, nicknamed Lo Spagnoletto (d. 1652)
  • 1598-11-07 Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (d. 1664)
  • 1599-06-06 Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660)
  • 1599-11-11 Ottavio Piccolomini, Italian/Spanish marshal
  • 1600-01-17 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, born in Madrid (d. 1681)
  • 1601-01-08 Baltasar Gracián, Spanish writer, born in Belmonte de Calatayud (d. 1658)
  • 1601-03-19 Alonzo Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor (Cathedral Granada)
  • 1602-04-02 Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan
  • 1602-11-22 Elisabeth of Bourbon, Queen of Philip IV of Spain (d. 1644)
  • 1605-04-08 Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
  • 1606-05-23 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)
  • 1606-08-18 Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)
  • 1609-05-16 Ferdinand, Austria, cardinal of Spain/governor of Netherlands
  • 1618-01-01 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spain, Baroque artist [baptized]
  • 1621-09-05 Juan Andrés Coloma, Spanish noble (d. 1694)
  • 1629-04-07 Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands
  • 1630-03-24 José Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal, born in Logro, Old Castile (d. 1699)
  • 1635-01-08 Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709)
  • 1635-12-24 Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696)

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1638-09-10 Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen of Louis XIV of France, born in El Escorial, Spain (d. 1683)

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1661-11-06 Charles II, last Habsburg king of Spain (reigns 1665-1700)
  • 1662-04-26 Maria Luisa of Orleans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1689)
  • 1664-05-31 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal
  • 1667-10-28 Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain (d. 1740)
  • 1676-10-08 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764)
  • 1683-02-19 Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
  • 1683-12-19 Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
  • 1688-09-17 Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714)
  • 1692-10-25 Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain
  • 1700-05-19 José de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770)
  • 1701-02-14 Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
  • 1703-03-24 Jose F de Isla, [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer
  • 1709-12-11 Louise Elisabeth of Orléans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742)
  • 1710-04-14 Marie A C de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer
  • 1711-12-04 Barbara of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1758)
  • 1712-09-23 Ferdinand VI, the wise, King of Spain (1746-59)

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1713-11-24 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest, founded 1st missions in California, born in Petra, Majorca

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra
  • 1716-01-12 Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795)
  • 1716-01-20 Carlos III, king of Naples/Spain (1759-88) Pompei/Jesuits
  • 1716-01-20 King Charles III of Spain (d. 1788)
  • 1723-07-01 Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/historian/literary
  • 1724-11-24 Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)
  • 1729-11-17 Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
  • 1729-12-03 Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)
  • 1745-11-24 Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1792)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1560-01-31 Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1599-04-18 Valencia arch duke Albrecht of Austrian marries Isabella of Spain

HeartWedding of Interest

1660-06-09 French King Louis XIV (21) marries Maria Theresa of Spain (21) at Saint-Jean-de-Luz

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain

HeartWedding of Interest

1764-08-05 Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II (17) weds queen Maria Luisa of Spain (18) in Innsbruck, Austria

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II
  • 1962-05-14 Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain
  • 1964-04-29 Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma
  • 1995-03-18 Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada (31) at the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain
  • 2004-05-22 Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain
  • 2006-04-08 Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish gypsy singer Rosario Flores (42) weds "Kingdom of Heaven" first assistant director Pedro Lazaga on a small village Canos de Meca in Cadiz, Spain
  • 2006-04-08 Spanish model and actress Ines Sastre (32) weds Alexandro Corrias at Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London
  • 2006-05-19 "Liverpool" goalkeeper Pepe Reina (23) weds Yolanda Ruiz in Cordoba, Spain
  • 2006-06-10 Spanish singer Bertin Osborne (51) weds Venezuelan model Fabiola Martinez in Seville, Spain
  • 2006-07-22 Spanish singer David Bustamante (24) weds Spanish TV star Paula Echevarria at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga in the Asturias
  • 2007-04-14 Supermodel Esther Canadas (30) weds MotoGP rider Sete Gibernau (34) in Spain
  • 2007-04-30 "Timbiriche" pop singer Paulina Rubio (35) weds Spanish public relations executive Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera in Cancun, Quintana Roo
  • 2010-06-05 "Bond girl" actress Gemma Arterton (24) weds Stefano Catelli (37) at a secret ceremony at the hilltop village of Zuheros in Andalucia, Spain
  • 2010-08-23 Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain
  • 2010-12-28 "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth (27) weds spanish actress Elsa Pataky (34) in Indonesia
  • 2012-05-23 Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz (43) weds longtime girlfriend Raquel Perera (37) in Barcelona
  • 2013-06-08 Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (37) weds actress Lindsay Price (36) at a private villa in Mallorca, Spain
  • 2014-06-14 Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain
  • 2015-08-19 World famous tenor Russell Watson (48) weds girlfriend Louise Harris in Spain

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 350

  • 0388-08-28 Magnus Maximus, Spanish West Roman Emperor (383-88), executed
  • 0395-01-17 Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49
  • 0859-03-11 Eulogius of Cordoba, Spanish Bishop and Christian Martyr
  • 1073-12-20 Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies

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1099-06-10 El Cid [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar], Spanish general strategist, dies at 59

Spanish National Hero El Cid
Spanish National Hero
El Cid
  • 1249-12-25 Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies
  • 1275-01-06 Raymundus of Penafort, Spanish church law scholar, dies
  • 1315-06-29 Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
  • 1367-08-22 Egidius AC Albornor, Spanish archbishop of Toledo, dies at about 57
  • 1412-04-02 Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????)
  • 1419-04-05 Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)
  • 1423-05-23 Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies
  • 1446-12-28 Clement VIII, (Sanchez Muñoz), Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies
  • 1458-03-25 Inigo Lopez de Mendoza, Spanish marquis of Santillana/poet, dies
  • 1468-09-26 Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
  • 1469-05-30 Lope de Barrientos, Spanish bishop
  • 1479-06-11 Johannes a San Facundo, Spanish Augustine saint, dies
  • 1495-01-11 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)
  • 1503-08-18 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies

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1506-05-20 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1506-09-25 Felipe I, the handsome, King of Castile (Spain) (1504-06), dies
  • 1510-02-28 Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer
  • 1513-02-08 Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies
  • 1515-12-02 Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies
  • 1519-01-21 Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)

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1520-06-30 Moctezuma II, Aztec emperor (1502-20), killed either by the Spanish or stoned by his own people

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II
Aztec Emperor
Moctezuma II
  • 1521-04-22 Juan de Padilla, Spanish nobleman/communero-rebel, beheaded

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1521-07-15 Juan Ponce de León, Spanish explorer and conquistador who searched for the fountain of youth and the first European to discover Florida, dies at 61

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León

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1525-02-28 Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec Emperor (1520 - 1521), tortured and killed by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés

The Last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc
The Last Aztec Emperor
Cuauhtémoc
  • 1526-02-23 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
  • 1526-08-04 Juan Sebastian Cano, Spanish explorer, dies
  • 1527-01-21 Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)
  • 1527-07-28 Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador
  • 1528-04-01 Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer
  • 1531-03-06 Pedrarias Dávila, Spanish conquistador
  • 1533-08-29 Atahualpa, last Inca King of Peru, murdered by Spanish conquerors
  • 1536-10-14 Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet/diplomat, dies in battle

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1538-07-08 Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), killed at Las Salinas at about 63

Conquistador Diego de Almagro
Conquistador
Diego de Almagro
  • 1539-05-01 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)
  • 1540-05-06 Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48
  • 1541-07-04 Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish occupier, dies at about 56
  • 1542-09-16 Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
  • 1542-09-21 Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet
  • 1545-07-12 Maria Manuela van Portugal, niece of Spanish king Philip II, dies
  • 1546-08-12 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies

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1547-12-02 Hernán Cortés, Spanish Conquistador who defeated the Aztec Empire, dies of pleurisy at 61/62

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1548-06-03 Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)
  • 1552-12-02 Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)
  • 1553-10-07 Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer (bc. 1500)
  • 1553-10-27 Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, burns at stake for heresy
  • 1554-01-01 Pedro de Valdivia, Spanish conquistador (b. 1500)

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1554-09-22 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer/conquistador, led expedition of 1st Europeans to discover Grand Canyon

Explorer and Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer and Conquistador
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
  • 1555-09-08 Thomas Villanova, Spanish saint/archbishop of Valencia, dies
  • 1556-07-31 Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest, theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus, dies in Rome at about 65
  • 1558-02-03 Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies

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1558-09-21 Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), dies of malaria at 58

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1560-09-30 Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
  • 1561-02-26 Jorge de Montemayor, Spanish writer
  • 1561-10-27 Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador (b. 1510)
  • 1563-08-11 Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500)
  • 1566-07-31 Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92
  • 1568-07-23 Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23
  • 1568-07-24 Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  • 1568-10-03 Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23
  • 1569-05-10 Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer
  • 1572-08-20 Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)
  • 1573-07-29 Spanish prince of Eboli, dies
  • 1575-03-24 Yosef Karo, Spanish-born rabbi (b. 1488)
  • 1578-03-31 Juan de Escobedo, sec of Spanish land guardian Don Juan, murdered
  • 1578-10-01 Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader, dies at 31
  • 1579-12-21 Vicente Masip, Spanish painter
  • 1580-04-01 Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer
  • 1580-07-25 Baltazar Alvarez, Spanish jesuit/writer, dies at 47
  • 1580-11-03 Jeronimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian (b. 1512)
  • 1582-10-04 Theresia van Avila, Spanish mystic writer, dies
  • 1585-02-13 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (b. 1515)
  • 1585-04-04 Caspar de Robles, Spanish viceroy of Frisia, dies at about 57
  • 1585-11-28 Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
  • 1588-02-09 Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral, dies
  • 1588-08-08 Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter
  • 1591-12-14 Juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint, dies
  • 1594-07-16 Thomas Kyd, author of The Spanish Tragedy (b. 1558)
  • 1595-02-12 Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
  • 1597-06-09 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary, dies

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1598-09-13 Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98), dies at 71

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1599-11-08 Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (b. 1528)
  • 1600-02-15 Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)
  • 1600-10-12 Luis Molina, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1535)
  • 1604-08-03 Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander
  • 1607-04-25 Don Juan Alvarez, Spanish Admiral (Gibraltar), dies in battle
  • 1608-10-26 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies
  • 1610-05-19 Thomas Sanchez, Spanish theologian (b. 1550)
  • 1610-08-05 Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile
  • 1611-08-27 Tomés L de Victoria, Spanish composer/singer/organist, dies
  • 1614-04-07 El Greco, Greek-born artist working in Spain (b. 1541)

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1616-04-23 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69

  • 1617-04-05 Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (b. 1555)
  • 1617-09-25 Francisco Suarez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. 1548)
  • 1621-03-31 Philip III, King of Spain (1598-1621), dies at 42
  • 1622-05-03 Pedro Páez, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1564)