Spanish History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 775

  • 1604-05-06 Leon VII Spanish poet's first poem is published: La Cocina.
  • 1604-05-12 Spanish garrison of Aardenburg surrenders to Mauritius
  • 1604-08-20 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice
  • 1604-09-20 Spanish army under Spinola recaptures Oostende
  • 1605-01-16 The first edition of Book One of "Don Quixote" is published in Spain
  • 1605-08-18 Spanish army under of general Spinola conquers Lingen
  • 1605-10-27 Spanish army under General Spinola occupies Wachtendonk
  • 1606-10-01 Spanish troops under Spinola occupies fort Rhine birch
  • 1607-01-13 The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
  • 1607-04-25 Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
  • 1609-04-09 Spain & Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact
  • 1609-09-11 Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain's Moriscos
  • 1617-10-09 Peace of Pavia between Spain and Savoye
  • 1617-12-16 Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Rio de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)
  • 1621-04-09 Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
  • 1622-09-06 Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
  • 1624-03-10 England declares war on Spain
  • 1624-05-03 Spanish silver fleet sails to Panama
  • 1624-06-10 Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne
  • 1625-05-01 Portuguese & Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia)
  • 1625-06-05 Spanish troops under Spinola conquer Breda
  • 1627-01-31 Spanish government goes bankrupt
  • 1627-03-20 France & Spain sign accord for fighting protestantism
  • 1628-09-08 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet in the Bay of Matanzas, Cuba
  • 1629-05-03 French huguenot leader duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain
  • 1629-06-18 Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn beat the Dunkirkers, commerce raiders in the service of the Spanish Monarchy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1629-09-14 Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch: Spanish garrison surrenders to Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 1630-07-18 Spanish troops occupy Mantua
  • 1630-11-05 Spain & England sign peace treaty
  • 1631-09-13 Admiral Tholen conquers 30+ Spanish frigates
  • 1634-08-26 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
  • 1634-09-05 -6] Battle at Nordlingen: King Ferdinand III & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
  • 1635-05-19 France's First Minister, Cardinal Richelieu declares war on Spain (Franco-Spanish War 1635–59)
  • 1635-07-28 Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquers Schenkenschans
  • 1636-08-14 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
  • 1639-10-21 Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo
  • 1640-05-12 Uprising against Spanish king Philip IV
  • 1640-12-01 Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
  • 1641-06-01 France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
  • 1643-05-19 Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army
  • 1646-05-30 Spain & Netherlands sign temporary cease fire
  • 1647-07-07 People's uprising against high prices & Spanish rule in Naples
  • 1648-01-30 Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of Munster, ending the Thirty Years War
  • 1648-04-05 Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples
  • 1648-05-15 Treaty of Munster ratified by Spain & Netherlands
  • 1650-04-30 French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
  • 1652-05-19 Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen
  • 1652-09-16 Spanish troops occupy Dunkirk
  • 1657-03-23 France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
  • 1657-04-20 Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
  • 1658-05-24 Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought
  • 1658-06-14 Battle at Dunes: English & French fleet beat Spanish
  • 1658-06-25 Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French & English
  • 1659-01-14 Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1659-11-07 The Treaty of the Pyrenees signed by representatives of French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1659-11-17 Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
  • 1663-06-08 Battle at Amegical: English & Portuguese fleet beats Spanish
  • 1665-06-06 Battle at Monte Carlo: English & Portuguese army beat Spain
  • 1665-06-17 Battle of Viciosa (Monte Claros): English & Portuguese army beat Spain
  • 1668-01-19 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
  • 1668-02-13 Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
  • 1668-05-02 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle/1st peace of Aachen: ends War of Devolution, French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
  • 1668-10-09 Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish governor Jose de Paternina

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1671-01-18 British pirate Henry Morgan captures Panama City from its Spanish defenders

Pirate Henry Morgan
Pirate
Henry Morgan
  • 1673-08-30 Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands & Lutherans form anti-French covenant
  • 1674-07-01 Spain, France & Netherlands form Triple Alliance
  • 1675-01-01 Don Carlos de Gurrea/Aragon becomes Spanish land guardian of S Neth
  • 1676-04-22 Battle of Etna - Neth/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded
  • 1676-06-02 Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet
  • 1676-11-06 King Carlos II of Spain comes of age (at 15)
  • 1678-09-17 France & Spain sign Treaties of Nijmegen
  • 1680-08-21 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fé from Spanish
  • 1684-08-15 Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France
  • 1686-07-09 Germany, Sweden & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg
  • 1689-04-15 French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain
  • 1689-08-25 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
  • 1690-07-01 Battle of Colors: French beats Spanish/Dutch army
  • 1691-12-04 Spanish king Carlos II names Maximilian II viceroy of Southern Netherlands
  • 1697-10-30 Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War
  • 1698-10-11 France, England & Netherlands ratified the First Partition Treaty, which eventually led to the War of the Spanish Succession
  • 1698-11-14 Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir
  • 1699-06-11 England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain
  • 1700-10-02 Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
  • 1701-05-15 The War of the Spanish Succession begins.
  • 1702-05-14 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
  • 1702-10-23 Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron
  • 1703-09-12 Emperor Leopold I ends contacts on Spanish heritage
  • 1704-08-04 War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • 1704-08-24 Battle of Málaga: largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession; Tactically indecisive but a Grand Alliance strategic victory
  • 1707-04-25 Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
  • 1708-01-08 Spanish armada headed by the San Jose and loaded with gold sunk after British squadron attacks off coast of Colombia (rediscovered 2015)
  • 1709-09-11 Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France
  • 1710-12-08 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
  • 1713-03-27 Spain loses Menorca and Gibraltar to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht
  • 1713-04-11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • 1714-06-26 Spain & Netherlands sign peace/trade agreement
  • 1714-09-07 Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
  • 1714-09-11 French & Spanish troops under Duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona
  • 1715-07-29 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
  • 1715-07-30 Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 735

  • 1881-02-20 Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)
  • 1881-05-11 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1881-10-25 Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist (3 Dancers, Guernica), born in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain (d. 1973)

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1881-12-24 Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spain, poet (Distant Gardens, Nobel 1956)
  • 1882-06-21 Lluís Companys i Jover, Spanish politician (d. 1940)
  • 1882-09-28 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, essayist/philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1882-12-09 Joaquín Turina, Seville Spain, composer (Rima)
  • 1883-03-14 Juan Manén, Spanish composer and violinist, born in Barcelona (d. 1971)
  • 1883-05-06 Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher/author [or May 9]
  • 1883-07-29 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
  • 1883-09-15 Esteban Terradas i Illa, Spanish mathematician and engineer (d. 1950)
  • 1884-02-02 Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/General Spanish rep army
  • 1886-02-28 Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter and author (Madrid Escenas)
  • 1886-05-17 Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
  • 1886-08-05 Óscar Esplá Spanish composer, dies at 89
  • 1886-10-04 Luis Alberni, Spain, actor (Topaze)
  • 1887-02-03 Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
  • 1887-03-23 Juan Gris, Spain, cubist painter (Still Life Before an Open Window)
  • 1887-08-08 Esme Percy, actor (Old Spanish Custom), born in London, England
  • 1887-09-26 Antonio Moreno, actor/director (It, Careers), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1887-10-24 Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso
  • 1887-11-23 Eduardo Corrochio, Spanish-born dancer (d. 1943)
  • 1888-06-18 Margarita Xirgu, actress (Bloody Wedding), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1888-08-31 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)
  • 1889-05-23 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • 1890-03-03 Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China
  • 1891-11-27 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), born in Madrid (d. 1951)
  • 1892-08-08 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1892-12-04 Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator (1936-75), born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (d. 1975)

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1893-02-21 Andres Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist, (d. 1987)
  • 1893-04-20 Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)
  • 1893-05-16 Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance (1925-30)
  • 1895-01-13 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • 1895-01-21 Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
  • 1895-06-18 Manuela Fernández-Fojaco, Spanish supercentenarian
  • 1895-11-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist (d. 1980)
  • 1895-12-09 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (d. 1936)
  • 1896-07-14 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (d. 1936)
  • 1896-10-03 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (d. 1987)
  • 1897-05-20 Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (d. 1983)
  • 1898-04-26 Vicente Aleixandre, Spain, writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)
  • 1898-05-18 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
  • 1898-06-03 Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist
  • 1898-06-05 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain, poet/dramatist (Blood Wedding)
  • 1898-09-12 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (d. 1963)
  • 1898-10-22 Damaso Alonso, Spanish poet (Hijos de la ira)
  • 1899-03-04 Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)
  • 1899-05-11 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)
  • 1899-08-12 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
  • 1900-01-01 Xavier Cugat, Spanish American bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo), born in Girona, Catalonia (d. 1990)
  • 1900-02-22 Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • 1901-01-21 Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1901-11-22 Joaquin Rodrigo, Sagunto Spain, composer
  • 1901-12-21 Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer
  • 1902-07-01 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish/US architect
  • 1903-04-24 Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange)
  • 1903-12-13 Carlos Montoya, guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1903-12-16 Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)
  • 1904-04-01 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, born in Alcoy (d. 1994)
  • 1904-04-23 Duncan Renaldo, Spain, actor (Cisco Kid)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1904-05-11 Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), born in Figueres, Spain (d. 1989)

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • 1905-01-16 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • 1905-02-16 José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician
  • 1905-06-29 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (La lenta libertad)
  • 1905-08-14 Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier
  • 1906-02-25 Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • 1906-04-09 Rafaela Aparicio, Spanish actress (d. 1996)
  • 1907-01-07 Nicanor Zabaleta, San Sebastian, Spain, harpist
  • 1907-11-14 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit
  • 1908-09-05 Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Cuban/Spanish composer, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1908-12-16 Remedios Varo, Anglès Spain, Spain-Mexican Surrealist artist
  • 1909-05-24 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
  • 1910-10-30 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spain, poet (Viento del Pueblo)
  • 1912-02-14 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • 1912-03-11 Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
  • 1913-03-02 Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1913-07-10 Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (d. 1985)
  • 1913-08-05 Nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly)
  • 1915-01-24 Robert B Motherwell, US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
  • 1915-03-04 Carlos Surinach, composer (Monte Carlo) [OS], born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1915-03-14 Carlos Surinach, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS], born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1915-05-04 Pedro Saenz, Argentine and Spanish composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1995)
  • 1916-05-11 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Padrón, La Coruña (d. 2002)
  • 1916-11-21 Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach, Dutch/US/Spanish actress (In Pyama)
  • 1917-07-04 Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
  • 1917-09-20 Fernando Rey, [Arambillet], La Coruna Spain, actor (Matter of Time)
  • 1919-01-21 Jinx Falkenburg, actress (Masquerade Party), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1919-05-16 Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1919-09-26 Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher
  • 1919-11-03 Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)
  • 1919-11-29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • 1920-01-04 Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)
  • 1920-01-29 José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • 1920-10-17 Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
  • 1920-11-10 Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur
  • 1921-01-20 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1921-01-22 Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in his sole Test innings 1948), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2016)
  • 1921-08-28 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (d. 2007)
  • 1921-09-06 Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (d. 2004)
  • 1921-09-07 Josep Lluís Núñez, Spanish President of FC Barcelona (1978 - 2000)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 396

  • 1798-01-09 Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea earl of Aranda, Spanish officer, dies at 79
  • 1803-02-03 Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/lawyer/literary, dies at 79
  • 1811-07-31 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish
  • 1817-01-12 Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)
  • 1819-01-20 Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70
  • 1826-01-17 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (b. 1806)
  • 1828-04-16 Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82
  • 1829-05-18 Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (b. 1803)
  • 1830-01-07 Infanta Carlota Joaquina, daughter of Charles IV of Spain and wife of John VI of Portugal, dies at 53
  • 1833-01-07 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, dies at 55
  • 1833-09-29 Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain, dies
  • 1837-02-13 Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809
  • 1842-05-23 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34
  • 1842-10-24 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64
  • 1844-07-28 Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768)
  • 1851-10-04 Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767)
  • 1853-01-09 Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos de Mayo), dies at 75
  • 1855-03-17 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, Spanish composer, dies at 65
  • 1857-03-11 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84
  • 1865-12-06 Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (Arreglito), dies at 56
  • 1870-09-11 Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46
  • 1870-12-30 ... Prim, Spanish general, murdered
  • 1878-02-17 Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59
  • 1878-06-26 Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (b. 1860)
  • 1885-07-15 Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)
  • 1885-11-24 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27
  • 1885-11-25 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27
  • 1890-01-18 Amadeus I FM, king of Spain (1870-73), dies at 44
  • 1893-01-23 Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75
  • 1895-05-19 Jose J Marti y Perez, Spanish/Cuban poet (Versos sencillos), dies
  • 1901-02-12 Ramon de Campoamor bon Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83
  • 1901-02-25 Jose Rogel, Spanish composer, dies at 71
  • 1901-05-13 Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist and literary critic (b. 1851)
  • 1902-04-17 Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (b. 1822)
  • 1903-02-12 Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Spanish dramatist and statesman (b. 1834)
  • 1904-04-09 Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68), dies at 73
  • 1906-03-01 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
  • 1906-04-18 Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846)
  • 1908-07-18 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), dies at 83
  • 1908-09-20 Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist/composer (Spanish Dancer), dies at 64
  • 1909-05-18 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (Suite española, Tango in D), dies from nephritis at 48
  • 1909-10-13 Francisco Ferrer, Spanish anarchist, executed
  • 1912-11-11 Jose Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered
  • 1912-11-12 Jose Canalejas bon Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12), murdered at 58
  • 1916-09-04 José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
  • 1916-12-20 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, dies at 68
  • 1918-10-16 Felix Arndt, American composer, dies during the Spanish Flu pandemic at 29
  • 1920-01-04 Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)
  • 1921-05-12 Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies
  • 1922-03-01 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)
  • 1926-06-10 Antonio Gaudi y Cornet, Spanish architect, dies
  • 1927-05-11 Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40
  • 1928-06-17 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies
  • 1929-02-08 Maria Christina, Queen Regent of Spain (b. 1858)
  • 1930-02-26 Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64
  • 1932-09-05 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • 1933-02-26 Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor, dies at 74
  • 1934-10-17 Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1852)
  • 1936-03-30 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)
  • 1936-07-13 Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance, murdered at 43
  • 1936-07-20 Jose Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general/high director, dies
  • 1936-08-11 Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1936-08-19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
  • 1936-11-19 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchists army leader, dies in battle
  • 1936-11-20 Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, Spanish Falange, executed at 33
  • 1937-07-26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
  • 1939-02-22 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (b. 1875)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-11-04 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), dies of a heart attack at 60 while in exile in France

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • 1941-02-28 King Alfonso XIII of Spain (b. 1886)
  • 1942-03-28 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31
  • 1946-11-14 Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • 1947-08-28 Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1917)
  • 1949-01-14 Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66
  • 1949-02-18 Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71
  • 1951-06-01 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
  • 1951-12-04 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), dies at 61
  • 1952-05-26 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
  • 1953-05-19 Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish gen/min of War, dies at 79
  • 1954-07-14 Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87
  • 1954-09-25 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Spanish essayist/philosopher, dies at 71
  • 1955-10-18 Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, dies at 72
  • 1956-03-29 Infante Alfonso of Spain (b. 1941)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956-10-30 Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja
  • 1957-05-12 Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
  • 1958-05-29 Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76
  • 1959-07-26 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54
  • 1960-10-25 José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), dies at 71
  • 1962-01-01 Diego Martínez Barrio, Spanish president (1939), dies at 76
  • 1963-08-05 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (b. 1898)
  • 1963-09-21 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)
  • 1963-10-08 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist dies of a heart attack aged 54
  • 1963-11-19 Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50
  • 1963-11-21 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • 1964-12-22 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, Spanish composer and folklorist, dies at 66
  • 1966-10-17 Soledad Jiminez, Spanish actor (Phantom ofthe Range), dies at 91
  • 1967-02-15 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor/director (It, Careers), dies at 79
  • 1967-03-02 José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)
  • 1968-01-17 Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83
  • 1969-04-15 Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-04-08 Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter (The Young Ladies of Avignon, Guernica), dies at 91

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso