Seville in History

Andalusia: Málaga

Historical Events

  • 1248-11-23 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates
  • 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
  • 1729-11-09 Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
  • 1729-11-21 Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
  • 1810-02-01 Seville, Spain surrenders to French
  • 1881-08-04 122°F (50°C), Seville, Spain (European record)
  • 1972-07-21 2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain)
  • 1986-05-07 30th European Cup: Steaua Bucuresti beats Barcelona (0-0, 2-0 on penalties) at Seville
  • 1986-05-16 The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
  • 1989-11-16 UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.
  • 1992-04-20 Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain
  • 1992-10-12 Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
  • 1999-08-20 7th World Championships in Athletics open at Seville, Spain
  • 1999-08-29 7th World Championships in Athletics close at Seville, Spain
  • 2004-12-05 93rd Davis Cup: Spain beats USA in Seville (3-2)
  • 2011-12-04 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1882-12-09 Joaquín Turina, Seville Spain, composer (Rima)
  • 1942-03-05 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain 1982-96), born in Seville
  • 1974-01-19 Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)

Famous Weddings

  • 1526-03-10 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal, his 1st cousin, in Seville
  • 1995-03-18 Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada (31) at the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain
  • 2006-06-10 Spanish singer Bertin Osborne (51) weds Venezuelan model Fabiola Martinez in Seville, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • 0636-04-04 Saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560)