Spanish History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 760

  • 1733-09-26 France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
  • 1733-11-07 France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)
  • 1734-03-10 Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
  • 1738-03-28 Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
  • 1739-01-14 Britain and Spain sign 2nd Convention of Pardo
  • 1739-04-21 Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord
  • 1739-07-10 King George II authorised the Admiralty Board to seek maritime reprisals against Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
  • 1739-10-19 England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1739-10-23 War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole
  • 1739-10-30 Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin's Ear [NS=Oct 19]
  • 1741-05-28 Spain & Bavaria sign treaty
  • 1742-06-09 Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
  • 1744-02-08 French/Spanish fleet leaves Toulon
  • 1744-02-09 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
  • 1744-02-22 Battle of Toulon or Battle of Cape Sicié: British vs. French & Spanish fleet
  • 1744-09-30 France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
  • 1746-06-16 Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army
  • 1746-12-05 Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
  • 1753-01-11 Ferdinand VI of Spain & Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
  • 1754-03-08 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
  • 1755-11-25 King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.
  • 1759-08-10 Carlos III becomes king of Spain
  • 1762-01-04 Seven Years' War: Great Britain declares war on Spain & Naples
  • 1762-11-03 Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris
  • 1762-11-03 Spain acquires Louisiana
  • 1771-01-22 Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
  • 1774-06-11 Jews of Algiers escape attacking Spanish Army
  • 1775-08-05 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay
  • 1776-05-02 France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
  • 1776-09-17 The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.

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1779-06-08 Admiral Horatio Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy on HMS Foudroyant set sail against Spanish fleet

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1779-06-16 Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1779-09-03 Earl d'Orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest
  • 1780-01-16 Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney defeats a Spanish squadron under Don Juan de Lángara.
  • 1781-09-04 Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
  • 1782-02-04 British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet
  • 1782-02-05 Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from British
  • 1783-02-03 Spain recognizes US independence
  • 1787-11-30 Spanish governor leaves the Philippines
  • 1789-06-09 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island
  • 1792-06-21 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
  • 1794-04-30 The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.
  • 1795-07-27 Spain & France sign peace treaty
  • 1795-10-27 Pinckney's Treaty [Treaty of San Lorenzo] signed by Spain and US, establishing the southern boundary of the US and giving Americans right to navigate the Mississippi River
  • 1796-08-19 Spain & France sign anti-British alliance
  • 1796-10-05 Spain declares war on England
  • 1797-02-14 The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.
  • 1797-04-17 Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, in what would be one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America.
  • 1797-07-25 Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).
  • 1798-09-03 Battle of St. George's Caye: Week long battle begins between the Spanish Empire and Great Britain off the coast of Belize
  • 1798-09-10 British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George
  • 1800-10-01 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
  • 1801-06-06 Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
  • 1801-07-12 2nd Battle of Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish (six days after losing the 1st Battle of Algeciras)
  • 1802-03-25 France, Netherlands, Spain & Great Britain sign Peace of Amiens
  • 1803-11-30 Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
  • 1805-10-21 Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson shot and killed during battle.
  • 1807-02-03 A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.

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1808-03-23 Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1808-03-26 Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
  • 1808-05-03 Day depicted by Spanish painter Goya in his "The of 3rd of May" (painted 1814)
  • 1808-06-15 Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.
  • 1808-08-17 Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
  • 1808-10-31 Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain
  • 1809-02-13 French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege
  • 1809-03-28 Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
  • 1809-07-16 La Paz, Bolivia declares its independence from the Spanish Crown and forms the Junta Tuitiva. The first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo
  • 1809-07-27 Battle of Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army
  • 1809-08-10 Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 1810-02-01 Seville, Spain surrenders to French
  • 1810-04-20 The Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain.
  • 1810-05-25 In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo
  • 1810-07-20 Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), declare independence from Spain.
  • 1810-09-16 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)
  • 1810-09-18 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 1810-10-27 US annexes West Florida from Spain
  • 1811-05-14 Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 1811-07-05 Venezuelan Declaration of Independence: 7 provinces declare themnselves independent of Spain
  • 1811-07-30 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 1811-11-05 El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence
  • 1811-11-11 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
  • 1812-04-05 British storm Badajoz fortress in Extremadura, Spain, held by French & Spanish
  • 1812-07-22 Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain
  • 1812-10-22 Duke of Wellington seizes Burgos, Spain
  • 1813-11-06 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
  • 1814-05-04 King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
  • 1816-07-09 Argentina declares independence from Spain

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1817-01-18 José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 1818-02-12 Chile gains independence from Spain
  • 1818-03-16 Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín.
  • 1818-04-05 In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
  • 1819-02-22 Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)
  • 1819-08-07 Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia
  • 1819-12-17 Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain
  • 1820-10-20 Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million
  • 1821-02-22 Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
  • 1821-02-24 Mexico gains independence from Spain
  • 1821-07-17 Spain cedes Florida to US
  • 1821-07-28 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 1821-09-27 Mexican Empire declares its independence; Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 705

  • 1928-08-10 Eddie Fisher, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1928-11-11 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (d. 1995)
  • 1929-03-20 Germán Robles, Spanish actor
  • 1929-04-25 Jose Angel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza)
  • 1930-03-02 Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
  • 1930-09-22 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter
  • 1930-10-16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress
  • 1930-10-30 Nestor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992)
  • 1930-12-11 Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress
  • 1932-01-04 Carlos Saura, Spanish director
  • 1932-08-11 Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
  • 1933-03-03 Marco Antonio Munoz, Mexico, spanish singer (Murmullos)
  • 1933-03-03 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor
  • 1933-04-12 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano
  • 1933-05-24 Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, Spanish painter
  • 1933-09-15 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor
  • 1933-09-25 Adolfo Suarez, premier of Spain (1976-81), (d. 2014)
  • 1934-01-27 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Barcelona Spain, UNESCO director (1987- )
  • 1935-03-16 Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
  • 1935-05-02 Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1935-05-11 Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)
  • 1935-05-19 Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1936-01-15 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)
  • 1936-05-04 El Cordobés, Spanish matador
  • 1936-07-30 Infanta Pilar of Spain
  • 1936-11-28 Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist
  • 1937-01-12 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
  • 1937-03-11 Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • 1937-05-09 José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • 1937-08-20 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1937-09-06 Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-born illustrator
  • 1938-01-05 Juan Carlos I, king of Spain (1975- )
  • 1938-07-28 Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager
  • 1938-11-02 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
  • 1939-03-06 Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • 1941-01-13 Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
  • 1941-01-21 Placido Domingo, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1941-12-28 Don Francisco, Spanish variety show host (Sabado Gigante)
  • 1942-01-05 Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
  • 1942-03-05 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain 1982-96), born in Seville
  • 1942-07-14 Javier Solana, Spanish European Union foreign policy chief
  • 1942-08-31 Eugenio Trias, Barcelona, Spain, philosopher, (d. 2013)
  • 1942-09-12 Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
  • 1942-11-28 Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
  • 1943-03-01 José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer
  • 1943-04-23 Carmen von Thyssen, Barcelona Spain, Baroness
  • 1943-05-05 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
  • 1943-06-21 Salomé, Spanish singer
  • 1943-09-23 Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
  • 1943-10-28 Charo López, Spanish actress
  • 1943-11-05 Pablo Gomez, Spanish musician (Los Bravos), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1943-12-27 Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish musician
  • 1944-09-18 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1944-10-04 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1945-01-28 José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
  • 1945-06-09 Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • 1945-09-15 Carmen Maura, Spanish actress
  • 1946-09-16 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
  • 1946-12-05 Jose Carreras, Barcelona Spain opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors)
  • 1947-01-13 Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • 1947-01-25 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1947-02-11 Joselito, Spanish singer
  • 1947-03-08 Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
  • 1947-08-02 Massiel, Spanish singer
  • 1947-12-21 Paco de Lucía, Spanish musician
  • 1948-03-05 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • 1948-05-19 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • 1948-11-17 Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified
  • 1949-06-29 Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
  • 1950-01-18 Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
  • 1950-02-25 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
  • 1950-03-12 Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
  • 1950-12-05 Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992)

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1951-01-15 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat)

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo
  • 1951-02-18 Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
  • 1951-04-15 Hansel, Cuba, spanish personality
  • 1951-07-22 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • 1951-07-28 Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
  • 1951-09-20 Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic
  • 1951-09-25 Pedro Almodovar, Spain, director/screenwriter (Kika, Matador)
  • 1951-11-25 Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter
  • 1952-08-03 Loles León, Spanish actress
  • 1952-09-07 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish motocyclist (d. 1998)
  • 1952-10-19 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexico, spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • 1953-02-25 José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain
  • 1954-01-23 Franco De Vita, Venezuelan spanish singer (Extranjero), born in Caracas
  • 1954-04-15 Emmanuel, Mexico City Mexico, spanish singer
  • 1954-06-22 Amparo Munoz, Malgra Spain, Miss Universe (1974)
  • 1954-06-25 Lina Romay, Barcelona Spain, actress (Conan the Barbarian)
  • 1954-09-25 Juande Ramos, Spanish Football Manager
  • 1955-01-26 Lucia Mendez, Mexico, spanish singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno)
  • 1955-10-03 Angela Molina, actress (Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1955-12-01 Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress
  • 1956-01-10 Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer
  • 1956-04-03 Miguel Bose, Panama, spanish singer/actor (El Avaro, Queen Margot)
  • 1956-08-02 Isabel Pantoja, Spain, spanish singer (Genio y Figura)
  • 1956-08-17 Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist
  • 1957-01-08 Nacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer and choreographer
  • 1957-02-15 Bienvenida Buck, Spanish lover of Peter Harding, born in Velencia Spain
  • 1957-03-15 Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 350 of 350

  • 1996-02-05 Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer, dies at 74
  • 1996-03-05 Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier, dies at 90
  • 1997-05-03 Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (b. 1927)
  • 1997-07-13 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
  • 1997-11-12 Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (b. 1915)
  • 1998-12-19 Antonio Ordóñez, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1932)
  • 1999-04-20 Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
  • 1999-07-06 Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901)
  • 1999-09-10 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
  • 2000-02-21 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • 2000-02-22 Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • 2000-07-22 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)
  • 2001-06-05 Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish writer, medical and humanist
  • 2001-08-29 Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)
  • 2002-01-17 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, (Nobel Prize laureate 1989), dies at 85
  • 2002-02-09 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (b. 1937)
  • 2002-05-17 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-Spanish footballer (b. 1927)
  • 2002-10-30 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2003-10-18 Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1939)
  • 2003-12-21 Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Spanish playboy and businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2004-02-28 Carmen Laforet, famed Spanish novelist
  • 2004-05-23 Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (b. 1919)
  • 2005-12-04 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)
  • 2006-02-23 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • 2006-03-25 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006-06-01 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006-07-07 Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)
  • 2006-11-06 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
  • 2006-11-26 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)
  • 2007-06-19 El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
  • 2007-08-27 Emma Penella, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
  • 2007-08-28 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2007-08-28 Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
  • 2007-11-21 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2008-03-25 Rafael Azcona, Spanish screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2008-05-03 Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo, Spanish former Primer Minister (b. 1926)
  • 2009-04-11 Corín Tellado, Spanish romance novelist (b. 1927)
  • 2009-05-12 Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2009-08-08 Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983)
  • 2009-11-03 Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • 2010-03-12 Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (b. 1920)
  • 2010-11-13 Luis García Berlanga, Spanish filmmaker (b. 1921)
  • 2010-12-13 Enrique Morente, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1942)

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2011-05-07 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer, dies of brain cancer at 54

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 2012-02-06 Antoni Tapies, Spanish artist, dies at 88
  • 2012-03-16 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer, dies at 85
  • 2013-02-10 Eugenio Trias, Spanish philosopher, dies at 70
  • 2013-04-02 Jesús Franco, Spanish film director and writer, dies from complications from a stroke at 82
  • 2013-05-24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish football player, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 2014-03-23 Adolfo Suarez, Spanish Prime Minister, dies from a respiratory infection at 81