Spanish History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 850

  • 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 and 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

Victory in Battle

1706-05-23 Battle of Ramillies during War of the Spanish Succession.: John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough) defeats French; 17,000 killed

  • 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: English, Austrian and Dutch Great Alliance defeat 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
  • 1714-03-06 Treaty of Rastatt signed by Austria and France ending hostilities between them during the War of the Spanish Succession
  • 1714-06-26 Spain & Netherlands sign peace/trade agreement
  • 1714-09-07 Treaty of Baden signed by the Holy Roman Empire and France, ending the War of the Spanish Succession; French retain Alsace and Landau, Austria gets east bank of Rhine
  • 1714-09-11 French & Spanish troops under Duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona
  • 1715-07-29 10 Spanish treasure galleons sunk off Florida coast by a hurricane
  • 1715-07-30 Spanish gold and silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida
  • 1717-08-22 Spanish troops land on Sardinia
  • 1718-01-09 France declares war on Spain
  • 1718-08-11 Battle of Cape Passaro: British fleet destroys Spanish off Sicily
  • 1718-12-17 France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain (War of the Quadruple Alliance 1718–1720)

Pirate Attack

1720-11-15 Pirates Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

Historic Event

1720-11-28 Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies win them stays of execution

Treaty of Interest

1725-04-30 Emperor Charles VI & King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna

  • 1725-05-01 Spain and Austria sign trade treaty
  • 1725-11-05 Spain & Austria sign secret treaty
  • 1727-06-13 Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
  • 1728-03-06 Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
  • 1729-11-09 Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
  • 1731-04-09 British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain
  • 1731-07-22 Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
  • 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

Historic Event

1739-07-10 King George II authorises 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]

Declaration of War

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

  • 1739-10-30 Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkins' Ear [NS=Oct 19]
  • 1741-05-28 Spain and Bavaria sign treaty
  • 1742-07-07 Battle of Bloody Marsh: Spanish forces assault British colonial forces on Simons Island, Georgia, and are decisively repelled [1]
  • 1744-02-08 French and Spanish fleet leave 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 and French army
  • 1746-12-05 Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.

Ruins of Pompeii

1748-04-01 Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre

  • 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 crowned 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 San Francisco 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.

Historic Event

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

  • 1779-06-16 Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of France and the USA, starting the Great Siege of Gibraltar which goes on to last 3 years, 7 months and 2 weeks
  • 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 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)
  • 1782-02-05 British garrison in Menorca (western Mediterranean) surrenders to French and Spanish fleet as part of the American Revolutionary War

Battle of the Saintes

1782-04-12 Battle at Les Saintes: British fleet under Admiral George Rodney defeats the French fleet under Comte de Grasse off Dominica in the West Indies. Prevents a planned French and Spanish invasion of Jamaica.

  • 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

French Revolution

1789-10-12 French Revolution: King Louis XVI writes secretly to the King of Spain about complaining of harsh treatment; the Count of Artois writes to the Austrian king requesting military intervention in France

  • 1792-06-21 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1794-04-30 The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.
  • 1795-07-27 Spain and 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, 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 Second Battle of Algeciras: British fleet beats French and Spanish (six days after losing the 1st Battle of Algeciras)
  • 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 Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo in the Battle of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay (Napoleonic Wars)

Historic Event

1808-03-19 Charles IV, king of Spain, abdicates after riots and a popular revolt at the winter palace Aranjuez. His son, Ferdinand VII, takes the throne

Historic Event

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

The Third of May 1808

1808-05-03 Day depicted by Spanish painter Goya in his "The Third of May", painted 1814

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 777

  • 1905-06-29 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet and publisher (La lenta libertad), born in Málaga, Spain (d. 1959)
  • 1905-08-14 Nicolás Cotoner, 23rd Marquess of Mondéjar, Spanish nobleman and military officer, born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1906-02-25 Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • 1906-04-09 Rafaela Aparicio [Rafaela Díaz Valiente], Spanish actress, born in Málaga, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1906-06-21 Lluís Maria Millet, Catalan composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1990)
  • 1906-08-21 Joachim Homs, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 2003)
  • 1907-01-07 Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1993)
  • 1907-11-14 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish Jesuit priest (1st responder after the bombing of Hiroshima), born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1991)
  • 1908-08-20 Al López, American Baseball HOF catcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Boston Bees, Pittsburgh Pirates) and manager (AL Manager of the Year 1959 Chicago WS; Cleveland Indians), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1908-09-05 Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Cuban-Spanish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1908-12-16 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist (Eyes on the table, Useless Science or the Alchemist), born in Anglès, Spain (d. 1963) [1]
  • 1909-05-24 Guillermo Díaz-Plaja, Spanish literary and poet (Lorca), born in Manresa, Barcelona (d. 1984)
  • 1910-08-01 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), German-born war photojournalist who covered the Spanish Civil War, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1937)
  • 1910-10-30 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), born in Orihuela, Spain (d. 1942)
  • 1911-08-28 Jose Antonio Giron, Spanish politician, born in Herrera de Pisuerga, Spain (d. 1995)
  • 1911-09-25 Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (People's National Movement: 1962-81), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981) [1]
  • 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, born in Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain (d. 1985)
  • 1913-08-13 Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, born in San Sebastián, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain (d. 2002)
  • 1914-07-31 Jose Ignacio Domecq, Spanish wine maker, born in Jerez, Spain (d. 1997)
  • 1914-08-13 Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer, born in Irun, Spain (d. 1970)
  • 1915-01-24 Robert Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic), born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1915-03-04 Carlos Surinach, Spanish-American composer, most notably of ballet music (Feast of Ashes), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1997)
  • 1915-05-04 Pedro Saenz, Argentine and Spanish composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1995)
  • 1915-09-19 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1915-11-02 Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (Little Carib Theatre), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad (d. 2000)
  • 1916-05-11 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Padrón, La Coruña (d. 2002)
  • 1917-07-04 Manolete [Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez], Spanish bullfighter, born in Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain (d. 1947)
  • 1917-09-20 Fernando Rey [Arambillet], Spanish actor (The French Connection, Matter of Time), born in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain (d. 1994)
  • 1919-01-21 Jinx Falkenburg [Eugenia], American actress and well-known US cover-girl model throughout 1930s-40s, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2003)
  • 1919-05-16 Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1919-09-26 Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher, born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain (d. 2012)
  • 1919-11-03 Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (Cuto), born in Barcelona (d. 1995)
  • 1919-11-29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • 1920-01-29 José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • 1920-06-11 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer and pianist, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • 1920-10-17 Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
  • 1920-11-10 Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2008)
  • 1921-01-20 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer, born in Erandio, Spain (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 (All About My Mother), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2007)
  • 1921-09-06 Carmen Laforet, Spanish author, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2004)
  • 1921-09-07 Josep Lluís Núñez, Spanish President of FC Barcelona (1978 - 2000), born in Guriezo, Cantabria, Spain
  • 1921-11-04 Antonio Ruiz Soler, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1922-03-11 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor, director and comedian (La Cabina, Travels With My Aunt), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1922-06-02 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1922-11-21 Maria Casares [Pérez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), born in A Coruña, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1922-11-23 Manuel Fraga Iribarne, president of Spanish Galicia
  • 1922-11-25 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (Le tour de chant de Gloria Lasso), born in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalonia (d. 2005)
  • 1923-01-21 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), born in Cadiz, Spain (d. 1995)
  • 1923-05-22 Aline Griffith, American-born Spanish aristocrat, Countess of Romanones, spy and author, born in New York, United States (d. 2017)
  • 1923-06-22 Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), born in Bayamo, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • 1923-11-01 Victoria de los Ángeles, Catalan operatic lyric soprano, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2005)
  • 1923-12-13 Antoni Tapies, Spanish painter, sculptor and theorist (Dau al Set), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • 1924-10-28 Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1924-12-20 Errol John, Trinidadian actor & playwright (A Man from the Sun, The Nun's Story, Assault on a Queen), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1988)
  • 1925-03-08 Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
  • 1925-06-04 Antonio Puchades, Spanish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Valencia 256 games), born in Sueca, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1925-07-18 Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Spanish actor and publicist (Last Judgement), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1995)
  • 1925-07-24 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1969)
  • 1925-12-08 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author, born in Salamanca, Spain (d. 2000)
  • 1926-01-26 José María Valverde, Spanish philosopher, poet and translator (La espera, Historia de la literatura universal), born in Valencia de Alcántara, Spain (d. 1996)

Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano (1926-2014)

1926-07-04 Argentine soccer forward (Spain 31 caps, Argentina 6, Colombia 4; European Cup 1956-60; Real Madrid) and manager (European Cup Winners' Cup: 1980 Valencia), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 1926-07-26 Ana María Matute, Spanish author (Fiesta al noroeste), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1926-08-29 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer and actress, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)
  • 1926-11-09 Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1926-11-18 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), born in Barcelona, Catalonia (d. 2012)
  • 1927-11-14 Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947), born in Lorca ,Spain
  • 1928-01-16 Pilar Lorengar [Lorenza Pilar García], Aragones soprano, born in El Gancho, Zaragoza, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1928-02-14 Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
  • 1928-03-10 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1928-03-16 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, born in Madrid (d. 2008)
  • 1928-03-18 Miguel Poblet, Spanish cyclist
  • 1928-03-28 José Luis de Delás, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 2018)
  • 1928-06-11 Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Spanish Queen of Belgium, born in Zurbano Palace, Madrid, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1928-07-09 Federico Bahamontes, Spanish road racing cyclist, born in Santo Domingo-Caudilla, Spain
  • 1928-08-10 Eddie Fisher, American pop singer ("Oh My Papa"; "Lady of Spain"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1928-11-11 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (Operation Mata Hari), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1995)
  • 1929-02-18 Agustín González García, Spanish composer (Prince of Viana Prize), born in Alsasua, Navarra
  • 1929-03-20 Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican film, theater, television, and voice actor (El Vampiro), born in Gijón, Asturias, Spain (d. 2015)
  • 1929-04-25 José Ángel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza), born in Orense, Spain (d. 2000)
  • 1930-03-02 Emma Penella, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • 1930-08-01 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie; The Wiz), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2014)
  • 1930-09-22 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter, born in Huesca, Spain (d. 1998)
  • 1930-10-16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress, singer and TV presenter (Vengeance, Searching for Monica, Don Juan), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1930-10-30 Néstor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (Kramer vs Kramer), born in Barcelona (d. 1992)
  • 1930-12-11 Chus Lampreave [María Jesús Lampreave Pérez], Spanish actress (Volver, Belle Époque), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2016)
  • 1932-01-04 Carlos Saura, Spanish director
  • 1932-08-11 Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
  • 1933-03-03 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor (The Crach, Sinatra), born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1933-03-03 Marco Antonio Muñoz, Mexican Latin pop singer (Que Murmurmen; Escandallo), and actor (Sinful), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 1933-04-12 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish bel canto operatic soprano, and unlikely pop star (with Freddie Mercury - Barcelona), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2018)
  • 1933-05-24 Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, Spanish painter, born in Madrid (d. 2010)
  • 1933-09-15 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor, born in Burgos, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1933-09-25 Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain (1976-81), born in Cebreros, Spanish Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1934-01-27 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, UNESCO director (1987- ), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1934-02-18 Paco Rabanne [Francisco Cuervo], Spanish fashion designer & perfumer, born in Pasajes, Spain
  • 1934-06-25 Willy Rodriguez, West Indian cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's), born in St Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 457

  • 1947-08-28 Manolete [Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez], Spanish bullfighter, dies at 30
  • 1949-01-14 Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist and composer (Rima), dies at 66
  • 1949-01-22 William Thomas Walsh, American author (Isabella of Spain), dies at 57
  • 1949-02-18 Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, 1st Prime Minister of the Second Spanish Republic and President 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 Damaso Berenguer, Spanish soldier and politician (122nd Prime Minister of Spain), dies at 79
  • 1954-07-14 Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87
  • 1954-09-25 Eugenio d'Ors, Spanish Catalan essayist and philosopher, dies at 71
  • 1955-10-18 José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher and author (The Revolt of the Masses), dies at 72
  • 1956-03-29 Infante Alfonso of Spain, younger brother of King Juan Carlos, dies from an accidental gunshot at 14

Pío BarojaPío Baroja (1872-1956)

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

  • 1957-05-12 Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
  • 1957-06-17 Esme Percy, British actor (Murder!, Pygmalion, Old Spanish Custom), dies at 69
  • 1958-05-29 Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76
  • 1959-07-26 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet and 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
  • 1962-12-23 Luis Alberni, Spanish character actor (The Lady Eve, Topaze), dies at 76
  • 1963-08-05 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, dies at 64
  • 1963-09-21 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)
  • 1963-10-08 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist (Eyes on the table, Useless Science or the Alchemist), dies of a heart attack aged 54 [1]
  • 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
  • 1964-12-30 Andrés Soriano, Spanish Filipino industrialist (San Miguel Brewery, Philippine Airlines), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • 1966-10-17 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), dies at 92
  • 1966-12-24 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1967-02-15 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor and 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, Queen of Spain, wife of King Alfonso XIII, dies at 81
  • 1969-11-15 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), dies at 44
  • 1970-10-28 Eduardo López-Chávarri y Marco, Spanish composer, music critic and lawyer, dies at 99

Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso (1881-1973)

1973-04-08 Spanish painter (The Three Dancers, Guernica) and sculptor who co-founded the Cubist movement, dies at 91

  • 1973-06-29 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), dies from cancer at 57
  • 1973-09-28 Wystan H Auden, British/American writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • 1973-10-22 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, dies at 96
  • 1973-12-20 Luis Carrero Blanco, Prime Minister of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA
  • 1974-03-02 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • 1975-06-26 St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco (1892-1975)

1975-11-20 Spanish general and dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

  • 1976-07-16 Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
  • 1978-12-14 Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, Spanish writer (Englishmen, Frenchmen, Spaniards) & diplomat, dies at 92
  • 1980-06-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor, dies at 84
  • 1980-09-03 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 1983-03-15 José Luis Sert, Spanish-American architect and urban developer, dies at 80
  • 1983-10-18 Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (b. 1897)
  • 1983-12-25 Joan Miro, Spanish painter and sculptor, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
  • 1984-09-26 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
  • 1984-12-14 Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977), dies at 86
  • 1985-02-22 Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)
  • 1987-06-02 Andres Segovia, Spanish classical guitarist and composer, dies at 94
  • 1987-06-30 Federico Mompou, Spanish composer, dies at 94
  • 1987-07-08 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (Versos humanos), dies at 90
  • 1988-12-26 Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer, dies at 91

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali (1904-1989)

1989-01-23 Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), dies of heart failure at 84

  • 1990-10-27 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, dies at 90
  • 1991-02-05 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish Jesuit priest (1st responder after the bombing of Hiroshima), dies at 83
  • 1991-02-15 Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
  • 1991-05-30 Manolo Gomez Bur, Spanish comedian dies at 74
  • 1991-07-16 Robert Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
  • 1991-09-09 Joop Zwart, Dutch political activist and resistance fighter, dies at 78
  • 1992-03-04 Néstor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61
  • 1992-07-02 Camarón de la Isla [José Monge Cruz], Spanish flamenco singer, dies at 41
  • 1992-11-13 Lucrecia Perez, Dominicans in Spain (Racist Murder), dies at 33
  • 1993-01-05 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • 1993-01-12 Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
  • 1993-04-01 Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist, dies at 86
  • 1993-10-18 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63
  • 1993-10-19 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered
  • 1993-11-04 Jose L. Guarner, Spanish movie reviewer, dies at 56
  • 1994-02-11 Antonio Martin, Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23
  • 1994-03-09 Fernando Rey [Arambillet], Spanish actor (The French Connection, Matter of Time), dies of bladder cancer at 76
  • 1994-03-23 Alvara del Portillo, Spanish Opus Dei bishop, dies at 80
  • 1994-03-31 Léon Degrelle, Belgian Walloon-Spanish facisct Rexist Party leader, and Nazi collaborator, dies of a heart attack at 87
  • 1994-06-01 Juan J H Rovira, Spanish general, murdered
  • 1994-07-04 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, dies at 90
  • 1994-07-07 Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96
  • 1994-07-27 Rosa Chacel, Spanish author, dies at 96
  • 1994-07-29 Francisco Veguillas, Spanish general, murdered at 68
  • 1994-11-28 Vicente Enrique y Tarancon, Spanish cardinal, dies at 87
  • 1995-01-02 Manuel Rivera, Spanish painter & co-founder (El Paso), dies at 67
  • 1995-04-03 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (Operation Mata Hari), dies at 66
  • 1995-05-16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • 1995-07-26 Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Spanish actor and publicist (Last Judgement), dies at 70
  • 1995-08-22 Jose Antonio Giron, Spanish politician, dies at 83
  • 1995-12-15 Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado, Deputy Prime Minister of Spain (1976-81) and Minister of Defense (1977-79), dies at 83
  • 1996-02-05 Antonio Ruiz Soler, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, dies at 74
  • 1996-03-05 Nicolás Cotoner, 23rd Marquess of Mondéjar, Spanish nobleman and military officer, dies at 90
  • 1996-06-07 José María Valverde, Spanish philosopher, poet and translator (La espera, Historia de la literatura universal), dies at 70
  • 1996-11-22 Maria Casares [Pérez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), dies at 73
  • 1997-01-15 Jose Ignacio Domecq, Spanish wine maker, dies at 82
  • 1997-05-03 Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (b. 1927)
  • 1997-07-13 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
  • 1997-10-19 Pilar Miró, Spanish screenwriter and director (Wether, Beltenebros), dies at 57
  • 1997-11-12 Carlos Surinach, Spanish-American composer, dies at 82
  • 1998-07-11 Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1926-28), dies at 93
  • 1998-12-19 Antonio Ordóñez, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1932)