Seville in History

Andalusia: Málaga

Historical Events

  • 1198-03-10 The Giralda minaret designed by architect Ben Ahmad for the Almohad mosque in Seville is completed. Now the Bell Tower for Seville's cathedral
  • 1248-11-23 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates
  • 1391-03-15 Anti-Semite monk in Seville, Spain stirs up people to attack Jews
  • 1391-06-04 Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surrounds and sets fire to the Jewish quarter of Seville in Spain, the surviving Jews are sold into slavery
  • 1391-06-06 Inhabitants of Seville, Spain, massacre 5,000 Jews
  • 1660-01-01 Academia de Bellas Artes is founded in Seville with painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo its first president
  • 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 the French without a fight
  • 1881-08-04 122°F (50°C), Seville, Spain (European record)
  • 1888-08-01 The roof of Seville's cathedral collapses after an earthquake
  • 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 Athletics World Championships open 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-02-23 Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi scores the 50th hat-trick of his career as Barcelona beats Sevilla, 4-2 in the Spanish La Liga

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

Famous Birthdays

  • 1285-12-06 Ferdinand IV, King of Castile and León (1295-1312), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1312)
  • 1334-01-13 Henry II, King of Castile and León (1369-79), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1379)
  • 1543-10-23 Juan de la Cueva, Spanish dramatist, born in Sevilla, Spain (d. 1612)
  • 1579-08-01 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (El diablo cojuelo), born in Écija, Seville, Spain (d. 1644)
  • 1599-06-06 Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (Las Meninas), baptized in Sevilla, Spain (d. 1660)
  • 1618-01-01 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish Baroque artist (The Vision of St. Anthony), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1682) [baptizism date]
  • 1802-08-02 Nicholas Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster (1860-65), born in Sevilla, Spain (d. 1865)
  • 1854-10-10 Gerónimo Giménez, Spanish composer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1923)
  • 1875-07-26 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (Campos de Castilla), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1939)
  • 1882-12-09 Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist and composer (Rima), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1949)
  • 1898-04-26 Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1984)
  • 1921-11-04 Antonio Ruiz Soler, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1922-07-24 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer, born in Louiseville, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1930-10-16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress, singer and TV presenter (Vengeance, Searching for Monica, Don Juan), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1932-02-13 Marcelino Campanal, Spanish soccer defender (11 caps; Real Avilés CF, Sevilla FC, Deportivo de La Coruña), born in Gijón, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1942-03-05 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain, 1982-96, born in Seville
  • 1954-09-25 Juande Ramos, Spanish football manager (Sevilla), born in Pedro Muñoz, Spain
  • 1956-08-02 Isabel Pantoja, Spanish singer (Genio y Figura), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1957-04-10 Steve Gustafson, American bass guitarist (10,000 Maniacs - "Trouble Me"; "These Are Days"), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1968-01-01 Davor Šuker, Croatian soccer striker (68 caps; Sevilla; President Croatian FF), born in Osijek, Croatia
  • 1971-11-03 Unai Emery, Spanish soccer manager (Valencia, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, PSG, Arsenal), born in Hondarribia, Spain
  • 1974-01-19 Tarik Oulida, Dutch football player (Ajax/Seville), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1980-11-05 Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen, born in Seville, Spain
  • 1981-10-01 Júlio Baptista, Brazilian soccer forward (47 caps; São Paulo, Sevilla), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1982-05-01 Beto, Portuguese soccer goalkeeper (16 caps; Sevilla, Göztepe S.K.), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1983-09-01 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish soccer left wing (Spain 21 caps; Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Arsenal), born in Utrera, Spain (d. 2019)
  • 1984-11-26 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 2007)
  • 1986-03-30 Sergio Ramos, Spanish soccer defender (Europe's most capped male outfield player; Real Madrid), born in Camas, Seville, Andalusia
  • 1988-06-29 Éver Banega, Argentine footballer (Sevilla FC), born in Rosario, Argentina

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1526-03-10 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal, his 1st cousin, in Seville

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 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 the Internet (b. cira 560)
  • 1648-03-12 Tirso de Molina, Spanish Baroque dramatist, poet and Roman Catholic monk (The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest), dies at about 63
  • 2019-06-01 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish soccer left wing (Spain 21 caps; Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Arsenal), dies in a car crash at 35
  • 2020-05-25 Marcelino Campanal, Spanish soccer defender (11 caps; Real Avilés CF, Sevilla FC, Deportivo de La Coruña), dies at 88