Valencia in History

Historical Events

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1094-06-15 Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar [El Cid] occupies Valencia on the Moren

Spanish National Hero El Cid
Spanish National Hero
El Cid
  • 1238-10-09 James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia
  • 1609-09-11 Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain's Moriscos
  • 1937-10-31 Spanish government moves from Valencia to Barcelona
  • 1980-05-14 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
  • 1995-11-26 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
  • 2000-05-24 8th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Valencia 3-0 at Saint-Denis
  • 2001-05-23 9th UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Valencia (1-1, 5-4 on penalties) at Milan

Famous Birthdays

  • 1986-04-08 Félix Hernández, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Seattle Mariners), born in Valencia

Famous Weddings

  • 1599-04-18 Valencia arch duke Albrecht of Austrian marries Isabella of Spain

Famous Deaths

  • 1459-03-03 Ausiàs March, Catalan poet of Valencian literature, dies at 59
  • 1555-09-08 Thomas Villanova, Spanish saint/archbishop of Valencia, dies