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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Great Britain and the French Republic sign the Treaty 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1821-02-24 Agustín de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero agree to the Plan of Iguala, stating that Mexico will become a constitutional monarchy, Roman Catholicism the official religion and that Peninsulares and Creoles will enjoy equal political and social rights

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico Vicente Guerrero
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico
Vicente Guerrero
  • 1821-07-17 Spain cedes Florida to US
  • 1821-07-28 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 1821-09-27 Mexican revolutionary forces led by Agustín de Iturbide occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw, bringing an end to the Mexican War of Independence

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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