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Spanish - Notable Historical Events

ColumbusDec 26, 1492

Ferdinand MagellanAug 10, 1519

Hernán CortésJun 30, 1520

CuauhtémocAug 13, 1521

Hernando de SotoMay 30, 1539

Francis DrakeAug 7, 1573

GalileoFeb 26, 1616

Louis XIVNov 7, 1659

Henry MorganJan 18, 1671

Anne BonnyNov 15, 1720

Horatio NelsonFeb 14, 1797

José de San MartínJan 18, 1817

Simon BolívarAug 6, 1824

Francisco FrancoJul 17, 1936

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Spanish - Historical Events
Date Event
694-11-09

Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems/sentenced to slavery

1212-06-20

French & Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo

1489-12-04

Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from Moors

1492-01-16

The first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella.

1492-12-26

1st Spanish settlement La Navidad (modern Môle-Saint-Nicolas) in New World founded, by Columbus

1493-05-04

Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain & Portugal

1503-04-28

Battle at Cerignalo: Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France

1503-12-27

Battle at Garigliano] Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France

1503-12-29

Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France

1512-12-27

The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World.

1513-10-07

Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.

1519-08-10

Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition of 5 ships set sail to circumnavigate the Earth (returned 5 Sept 1522)

1520-06-30

Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs

1521-08-13

Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

1521-11-19

Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan

1522-02-07

Treaty of Brussels: Habsburgers split into Spanish/Austrian Branches

1522-06-24

Battle of La Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian was decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army

1522-09-06

Ferdinand Magellen's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnaigate the earth

1522-09-08

Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)

1524-10-26

Spanish troops give Milan to France

1526-03-26

King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France

1527-05-06

Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance

1528-04-15

Pánfilo the Narváez, Spanish conquistador arrives in Florida with 350 men to a hostile reception from native indians

1528-09-28

Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die

1528-11-06

Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.

1534-12-06

Quito, Ecuador, founded by Spanish

1538-07-25

The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.

1538-09-28

Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish

1539-05-30

Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

1552-07-17

Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun

1553-12-25

Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia.

1555-04-17

Siena surrenders for Spanish troops

1558-07-13

Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines.

1559-08-14

Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Fla

1559-08-22

Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic

1559-09-19

5 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die

1560-03-13

Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli

1560-09-25

Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht

1561-09-23

King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida

1564-08-18

Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente

1565-04-27

1st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms

1566-12-01

Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva

1567-03-13

Battle at Oosterweel: Spanish troops destroy Geuzenleger

1568-05-23

Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed

1568-07-10

Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish

1570-01-04

Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"

1570-04-24

Battles between Spanish troops & followers of sultan Suleiman

1571-03-19

Spanish troops occupy Manila

1572-04-21

France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant

1572-06-11

Spanish co-land guardian Duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock

1572-07-19

Battle at Saint Ghislain: Spanish army beats The Genlis' mercenaries

1572-10-02

Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen

1572-10-05

Spanish army under Alva's son Don Frederik plunders Mechelen

1572-10-18

Spanish troops attack Maastricht

1572-11-16

Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Nmetherlands

1572-12-11

Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem

1572-12-13

Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey

1572-12-17

Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands

1573-07-13

Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army

1573-08-07

Francis Drake's fleet returns to Plymouth after a year spent raiding for Spanish treasure

1573-10-11

Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy

1574-01-29

Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet

1574-02-19

Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp, Netherlands

1574-02-21

Spanish garrison of Middelburg Neth surrenders

1574-10-01

-2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers

1575-06-28

Spanish troops conquer Buren

1575-07-19

Spanish viceroy Gilles of Hierges attacks Oudewater

1575-08-07

Spanish troops conquer Oudewater, almost all inhabitants died

1576-05-29

Spanish army under Mondragon conquerors Zierik sea

1576-07-02

Muitende Spanish soldiers conquer Zierik Sea

1576-07-26

Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst

1576-10-19

Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence

1576-10-20

Spanish troops occupies & plunder Maastricht

1576-11-04

Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).

1576-11-08

Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent - 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant

1577-02-12

Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"

1577-07-24

Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur

1578-01-31

Battle of Gembloers (Gembloux); Dutch and English forces overcame the Spanish

1579-01-06

Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras

1579-05-17

Artois/Henegouwen/French-Flanders sign Treaty/Peace of Parma recognizing Spanish duke van Parma as land guardian

1580-03-15

Spanish king Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of prince Willem of Orange

1580-06-17

Battle at Hardenberg: Spanish troops beat rebels

1580-11-09

Spanish troops lands in Ireland

1582-04-16

Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.

1582-12-15

Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar

1583-07-17

Spanish & Walloon troops conquer Dunkerk

1584-07-10

Spanish army leader Richebourg conquerors Liefkenshoek, Belgium

1585-06-23

Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops

1586-01-15

Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army

1587-04-19

Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet

1587-08-05

Spanish troops conquer Lock

1588-05-28

Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England

1588-06-19

Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna

1588-07-21

First engagement between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada off the Eddystone Rocks

1588-07-29

The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet

1588-08-12

Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland

1588-08-12

Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army

1588-10-23

Remnants of Medina Sidonia's Spanish Armada returns to Santander

1589-04-10

Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg

1591-05-20

Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius

1591-09-09

-10] Battle at Flores Azores: Spanish beat English

1593-10-24

Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico

1594-06-11

Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).

1595-10-09

The Spanish army captures Cambrai.

1596-10-25

Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland

1596-10-31

English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"

1596-11-29

King Philip II devalues Spanish currency

1598-04-30

1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)

1598-07-10

Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande

1598-09-01

Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments

1598-10-15

Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine

1598-11-08

Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem

1598-12-21

Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile; all Spanish cities south of the Biobio river are eventually taken by the Mapuches, and all conquest of Mapuche territories by Europeans practically ceases, until the 1870s "Pacification of Araucania".

1600-07-02

Battle at Newport: Earl Mauritius van Nassau beats Spanish Army

1600-12-14

Olivier van Noort sinks Spanish galleon San Diego at Bay of Manila, 350 die

1601-07-30

Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius

1601-08-06

Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius

1602-01-02

Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English army at Kinsdale

1604-05-06

Leon VII Spanish poet's first poem is published: La Cocina.

1604-05-12

Spanish garrison of Aardenburg surrenders to Mauritius

1604-08-20

Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice

1604-09-20

Spanish army under Spinola recaptures Oostende

1605-08-18

Spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen

1605-10-27

Spanish army under General Spinola occupies Wachtendonk

1606-10-01

Spanish troops under Spinola occupies fort Rhine birch

1607-04-25

Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet

1616-02-26

Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo

1617-12-16

Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Rio de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)

1622-09-06

Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die

1624-05-03

Spanish silver fleet sails to Panama

1624-06-10

Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne

1625-05-01

Portuguese & Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia)

1625-06-05

Spanish troops under Spinola conquer Breda

1627-01-31

Spanish government goes bankrupt

1628-09-08

Bay of Matanzas Cuba: Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet

1629-06-18

Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn beat the Dunkirkers, commerce raiders in the service of the Spanish Monarchy

1629-09-14

Spanish garrison surrenders to prince Frederik Henry

1630-07-18

Spanish troops occupy Mantua

1631-09-13

Admiral Tholen conquerors 30+ Spanish frigates

1635-07-28

Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquerors Schenkenschans

1636-08-14

Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens

1639-10-21

Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo

1640-05-12

Uprising against Spanish king Philip IV

1640-12-01

Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule

1641-06-01

France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant

1643-05-19

Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army

1647-07-07

People's uprising against high prices & Spanish rule in Naples

1648-04-05

Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples

1652-05-19

Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen

1652-09-16

Spanish troops occupy Dunkirk

1657-04-20

Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet

1658-05-24

Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought

1658-06-14

Battle at Dunes: English & French fleet beat Spanish

1658-06-25

Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French & British

1658-08-24

Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish

1659-01-14

Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish

1659-11-07

Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV

1663-06-08

Battle at Amegical: English & Portugese fleet beats Spanish

1668-05-02

Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle/1st peace of Aachen: ends War of Devolution, French-Spanish war in The Netherlands

1668-10-09

Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish governor Jose de Paternina

1671-01-18

Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panama

1675-01-01

Don Carlos de Gurrea/Aragon becomes Spanish land guardian of S Neth

1676-06-02

Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet

1680-08-21

Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fé from Spanish

1689-08-25

Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French

1690-07-01

Battle of Colors: French beats Spanish/Dutch army

1691-12-04

Spanish king Carlos II names Maximilian II viceroy of S Netherlands

1697-10-30

Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War

1698-11-14

Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir

1700-10-02

Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne

1701-05-15

The War of the Spanish Succession begins.

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 & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar

1704-08-24

Battle of Malaga, the largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession; Tactically indecisive; Grand Alliance strategic victory

1707-04-25

Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese

1709-09-11

Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France

1710-12-08

Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces

1714-09-07

Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine

1714-09-11

French & Spanish troops under Duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona

1715-07-29

10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane

1715-07-30

Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida

1717-08-22

Spanish troops lands on Sardinia

1718-07-31

Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish

1718-08-11

Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish

1720-11-15

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

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 won them stays of execution

1724-01-14

Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne

1731-04-09

British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain

1734-03-10

Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples

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 at Toulon: English-French & Spanish fleet

1746-06-16

Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army

1746-12-05

Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.

1774-06-11

Jews of Algiers escape attacking Spanish Army

1775-08-05

1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay

1779-06-08

Admiral Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy and sail against Spanish fleet on HMS Foudroyant

1779-09-03

Earl d'Orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest

1780-01-16

Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet

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

1787-11-30

Spanish governor leaves 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.

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 to Spanish territories in America.

1798-09-03

Weeklong battle of St. George's Caye began between Spanish and British off the coast of Belize.

1801-07-12

Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish

1805-10-21

Battle of Trafalgar, British Admiral Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet but shot and killed

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.

1808-05-03

Day depicted by Spanish painter Goya in his "The of 3rd of May" (painted 1814)

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

1810-05-25

In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo.

1810-09-16

Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event

1811-07-30

Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.

1812-04-05

Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish

1817-01-18

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

1818-03-16

Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín.

1819-08-07

Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia

1821-09-27

Mexican Empire declares its independence; Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw

1824-08-06

Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish

1839-07-02

Slaves aboard a Spanish schooner La Amistad revolt to secure their freedom while being transported from one Cuban port to another

1841-03-09

US Supreme Court rules the kidnapped slaves from the Spanish schooner the Amistad are free

1858-04-15

Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists

1865-03-25

Battle of Mobile, AL (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely)

1865-03-27

Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals

1865-08-16

Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.

1865-11-26

Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.

1866-03-31

The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.

1866-05-02

Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.

1870-11-16

Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I

1873-02-11

Spanish Cortes fires king Amadeus I

1875-09-29

US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion

1892-07-07

Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.

1895-01-31

Jose Martí & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba

1895-03-11

Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die

1896-08-30

Eight provinces in the Philippines were declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas.

1897-02-17

Emilio Aguinaldo and a group of katipuneros defeat Spanish forces led by General Camilo de Polavieja at the Battle of Zapote Bridge in Cavite

1898-04-11

President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration

1898-04-21

Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.

1898-04-22

1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship

1898-04-24

Spanish-American War: Spain delares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba

1898-04-25

Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April.

1898-05-01

George Dewey commands "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila

1898-06-10

US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War

1898-06-11

1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo Cuba during Spanish-American War

1898-06-15

US marines attack Spanish off Guantánamo, Cuba

1898-06-24

American troops drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba

1898-07-03

US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba

1898-07-04

US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)

1898-07-17

Spanish American War - Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba

1898-07-28

Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender

1898-08-12

Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed

1898-08-13

US forces under George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-Amer war

1898-12-10

Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam

1899-01-01

Spanish rule ends in Cuba.

1899-02-06

Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate

1900-11-05

Under US military control since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention

1902-05-30

Spanish King Alfonso XII, who was elected as a constitutional monarch, suspends the Cortes, Spain's parliament

1902-05-31

Labor trouble and riots lead Spanish King Alfonso XII to impose martial law

1904-09-29

1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)

1912-03-05

Spanish steamer "Principe de Asturias" sinks NE of Spain, 500 die

1912-11-27

Spanish protectorate in Morocco forms

1918-03-08

The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.

1918-03-11

First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu in the US are reported at Fort Riley, Kansas.

1918-10-31

Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week

1920-05-16

Spanish bullfighter Joselito is fatally gored fighting his last bull

1920-09-20

Foundation of the Spanish Legion.

1921-03-08

Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.

1921-04-13

Foundation of the Spanish Communist Workers' Party.

1926-08-10

Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed

1929-03-17

Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid

1931-02-14

Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls

1931-04-12

Spanish voters reject the monarchy

1931-08-02

Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status

1931-10-01

Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage

1931-10-14

Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church & State

1932-09-09

Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy

1933-05-09

Spanish anarchists call for general strike

1933-06-09

Spanish president Zamora takes power

1933-09-12

Alejandro Lerroux forms new Spanish government

1933-10-08

Martinez Barrios forms new Spanish government

1933-11-05

Spanish Basques vote for autonomy

1934-04-28

Spanish government of Samper forms

1936-01-16

Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular

1936-02-16

Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections

1936-02-19

Manuel Azaña becomes Spanish premier

1936-07-17

Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

1936-07-18

Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco

1936-07-19

Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral

1936-07-24

Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government

1936-07-26

The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.

1936-09-04

Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier

1936-09-21

Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander

1936-10-20

Spanish government moves to Barcelona

1936-11-18

Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

1937-02-21

The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.

1937-07-01

Spanish bishops support Franco & fascists

1937-07-19

Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood

1937-07-26

End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.

1937-08-24

In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.

1937-09-05

Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.

1937-09-06

Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.

1937-09-22

Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.

1937-10-31

Spanish government moves from Valencia to Barcelona

1938-05-25

Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.

1938-12-06

117 Spanish knights under capt Piet Laros return to Netherlands

1939-01-24

Spanish government moves to Figueras

1939-02-06

Spanish government flees to France

1939-03-28

Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco

1939-04-01

US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war. Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain

1958-01-13

Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.

1958-04-10

Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco

1958-04-20

Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops

1960-10-27

Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"

1961-02-27

The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.

1961-08-30

Last Spanish troops leave Morocco

1966-01-17

B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die

1967-09-10

Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish

1968-10-12

Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain

1969-01-24

Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency

1975-11-14

Spain, Morocco & Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara

1976-02-28

Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession

1976-05-14

Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast

1977-01-24

Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.

1980-01-31

Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41

1981-02-23

Spanish coup under lt-col Antonio Tejero Molina fails

1981-12-02

Spanish government requests membership in NATO

1982-05-12

In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II

1983-02-23

The Spanish Socialist government of Felipe González and Miguel Boyer nationalizes Rumasa, a holding of José María Ruiz Mateos.

1985-01-13

99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course

1985-02-19

150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain

1985-07-20

Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha

1986-04-13

Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second

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.

1988-12-14

Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures

1989-02-22

1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)

1994-07-16

Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights

1995-11-02

Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M

1996-01-20

WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format

1997-01-18

In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.

1997-03-17

CNN begins spanish broadcasts

1999-12-21

The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid.

1999-12-22

The Spanish Civil Guard finds near Calatayud (Zaragoza) another van loaded by ETA with 750 kg of explosives (see related event on December 21, 1999).

2001-01-16

US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.

2003-12-24

Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station.

2004-04-02

Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.

2005-12-08

Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.

2006-07-31

Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro. This leads to a celebration in Little Havana (La Pequeña Habana in Spanish), Miami, Florida, where many Cuban Americans participated.

2007-12-20

The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

2012-03-30

Spanish Government cuts 27 Billion Euros from its budget in one of its toughest austerity driver in history

2012-04-03

Spanish unemployment reaches record high, youth unemployment stands at 50%

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Spanish - Notable Birthdays

Pedro, the CruelAug 30, 1334

Catherine of AragonDec 16, 1485

Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraSep 29, 1547

Francisco FrancoDec 4, 1892

CharoJan 15, 1951

Penélope CruzApr 28, 1974

Enrique IglesiasMay 8, 1975

Rafael NadalJun 3, 1986

Spanish - Birthdays
Date Event
1334-08-30

Pedro, the Cruel, Burgos, Spanish King of Castilia & Leon

1350-01-23

Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)

1398-08-19

Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)

1428-05-03

Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (d. 1495)

1431-01-01

Alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia], Spanish/Italian pope (1492-1503)

1453-09-01

Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)

1458-07-15

Juan Ponce de Leon, Spanish Explorer (d. 1521)

1485-12-16

Catherine of Aragon, Madrid, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII, (d. 1536)

1491-12-24

Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)

1492-03-06

Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer

1498-11-30

Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer (d. 1568)

1507-10-29

Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish viceroy of Neth (1566-73)

1510-10-28

Francis Borgia, Spanish duke and Jesuit priest (d. 1572)

1515-03-28

Theresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint

1515-09-08

Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (d. 1585)

1534-04-07

Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary (Brazilian Tupi-Indians)

1539-01-07

Sebastian de Covarrubias Horozco, Spanish lexicographer

1542-06-24

St. John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic, saint, priest and poet (d. 1591)

1545-02-24

Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)

1545-07-08

Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II

1547-02-24

Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland

1547-09-29

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), (d. 1616)

1548-01-05

Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)

1550-09-10

Alonso de Guzmán El Bueno, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander (d. 1615)

1558-11-06

Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy)

1561-07-11

Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet (d. 1627)

1561-09-10

Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1634)

1567-11-01

Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (d. 1626)

1579-08-01

Luís Vélez de Guevara, Écija, Spanish writer

1580-09-14

Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (d. 1645)

1583-11-24

Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)

1586-12-29

Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona

1589-02-05

Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)

1591-01-12

José Ribera/Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter and printmaker, nicknamed Lo Spagnoletto (d. 1652)

1598-11-07

Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (d. 1664)

1599-06-06

Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660)

1599-11-11

Ottavio Piccolomini, Italian/Spanish marshal

1601-01-08

Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)

1601-03-19

Alonzo Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor (Cathedral Granada)

1602-04-02

Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan

1606-05-23

Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)

1621-09-05

Juan Andrés Coloma, Spanish noble (d. 1694)

1629-04-07

Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands

1630-03-24

Jose Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal

1635-01-08

Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709)

1664-05-31

Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal

1676-10-08

Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764)

1700-05-19

José de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770)

1701-02-14

Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)

1703-03-24

Jose F de Isla, [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer

1710-04-14

Marie A C de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer

1716-01-12

Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795)

1723-07-01

Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/historian/literary

1750-09-18

Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias)

1767-05-12

Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (d. 1851)

1772-04-11

Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (El Duque de Viseo)

1775-01-27

Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez Garcia, Spanish tenor/composer

1775-09-05

Juan Martín Díez, el Empecinado (the undaunted), Spanish guerrillero (d. 1825)

1777-12-14

Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos the mayo)

1778-02-14

Fernando Sor, Spanish composer (d. 1839)

1778-02-25

Jose de San Martin, Yapeyú Corrientes, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule

1778-08-20

Bernardo O'Higgins, Chillán, Chile, South American independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule (1817-1823 Supreme Director of Chile)

1783-07-24

Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), (d. 1830)

1786-11-07

Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer of Italian parentage

1788-02-16

Juan van Halen, Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer

1792-02-27

Don Joaquin B F Espartero, Spanish adventurer/fieldmarshal

1806-01-27

Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)

1808-03-24

Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)

1808-03-25

Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet (Cortes)

1809-01-20

Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)

1817-09-24

Ramon de Campoamor Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras)

1818-05-01

Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet

1828-08-02

Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)

1833-02-06

José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)

1836-02-17

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)

1836-10-18

Máximo Gómez, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War

1843-05-10

Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (d. 1920)

1844-03-10

Pablo Martin M de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer (Spanish Dancing)

1846-08-19

Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1906)

1851-04-25

Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist (d. 1901)

1851-09-15

Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish countess/writer (Sirena Negra)

1852-05-01

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1934)

1852-06-25

Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect (d. 1926)

1858-06-08

Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor

1860-05-29

Isaac Albéniz, Spanish composer (d. 1909)

1865-10-10

Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish cardinal

1866-02-10

Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian

1866-08-12

Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)

1868-11-04

Carolina Otero, a.k.a La Belle Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan (d. 1965)

1869-03-22

Emilio Aguinaldo, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War

1872-03-28

Jose Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general (Morocco)

1872-12-28

Pío Baroja y Nessi, San Sebastián, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer)

1873-08-04

Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War

1875-05-04

Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine)

1875-07-26

Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (d. 1939)

1876-11-23

Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (d. 1946)

1879-03-29

Billy Merson, Billy's Spanish Love Spasm

1880-01-10

Manuel Azaña y Diaz, PM/pres of 2nd Spanish republic (1936-39)

1880-01-10

Manuel Azaña, The Spanish Earth

1881-02-20

Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)

1881-05-11

Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)

1882-06-21

Lluís Companys i Jover, Spanish politician (d. 1940)

1882-08-23

William M. Hough, The Spanish Prisoner

1883-05-06

Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher/author [or May 9]

1883-07-29

Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor

1883-09-15

Esteban Terradas i Illa, Spanish mathematician and engineer (d. 1950)

1884-02-02

Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/General Spanish rep army

1885-06-03

Harold Orlob, The Spanish Prisoner

1886-02-28

Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas)

1887-02-03

Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)

1887-08-08

Esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)

1887-10-24

Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso

1887-11-23

Eduardo Corrochio, Spanish-born dancer (d. 1943)

1888-08-31

Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)

1889-05-23

José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)

1892-08-08

Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)

1892-12-04

Francisco Franco [ y Bahamonde], Ferrol Galicia, Spanish General and Dictator (1936-75), (d. 1975)

1893-04-20

Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)

1893-05-16

Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance (1925-30)

1895-01-21

Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)

1895-06-18

Manuela Fernández-Fojaco, Spanish supercentenarian

1895-11-28

José Iturbi, Spanish pianist (d. 1980)

1895-12-09

Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (d. 1936)

1896-07-14

Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (d. 1936)

1896-10-03

Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (d. 1987)

1897-05-20

Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (d. 1983)

1898-05-18

Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)

1898-06-03

Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist

1898-09-12

Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (d. 1963)

1898-10-22

Damaso Alonso, Spanish poet (Hijos de la ira)

1899-03-04

Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)

1899-05-11

Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)

1899-08-12

Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)

1900-02-22

Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)

1901-01-21

Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)

1901-12-21

Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer

1902-07-01

Jose Luis Sert, Spanish/US architect

1903-04-24

Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange)

1903-12-16

Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)

1905-01-16

Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor

1905-02-16

José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician

1905-06-29

Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (La lenta libertad)

1905-08-14

Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier

1906-02-25

Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter

1906-04-09

Rafaela Aparicio, Spanish actress (d. 1996)

1907-11-14

Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit

1908-09-05

Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Berlin Germany, Cuban/Spanish composer

1909-05-24

Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)

1911-03-17

Renee Torres, An Old Spanish Onion

1912-02-14

Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent

1912-03-11

Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)

1912-05-28

Tísner, Alice in Spanish Wonderland

1913-03-02

Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)

1913-07-10

Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (d. 1985)

1913-08-05

Nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly)

1915-01-24

Robert B Motherwell, US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)

1916-11-21

Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach, Dutch/US/Spanish actress (In Pyama)

1917-07-04

Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)

1919-05-16

Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (d. 2004)

1919-09-26

Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher

1919-11-03

Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)

1920-01-04

Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)

1920-01-29

José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)

1920-10-17

Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer

1920-11-10

Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur

1920-11-17

Jerry Graff, The Spanish Prisoner

1921-01-20

Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)

1921-08-28

Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (d. 2007)

1921-09-06

Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (d. 2004)

1921-09-07

Josep Lluís Núñez, Spanish President of FC Barcelona (1978 - 2000)

1921-11-04

Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer

1922-03-11

José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor

1922-06-02

Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1922-11-23

Manuel Fraga Iribarne, president of Spanish Galicia

1922-11-25

Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (d. 2005)

1923-07-02

Rafael Farina, Spanish Affair

1923-11-01

Victoria de los Angeles, Spanish soprano (d. 2005)

1924-10-28

Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)

1925-07-24

Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)

1925-12-08

Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (d. 2000)

1926-07-04

Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer

1926-07-26

Ana María Matute, Spanish author

1926-08-29

María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer

1926-11-09

Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1996)

1926-12-15

Josep Maria Castellet, Alice in Spanish Wonderland

1928-01-16

Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)

1928-02-14

Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)

1928-03-10

Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer

1928-03-18

Miguel Poblet, Spanish cyclist

1928-06-11

Fabiola de Mora y Aragon, Spanish Queen of Belgium

1928-07-09

Federico Bahamontes, Spanish cyclist

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)

1929-08-29

Jose Barrera, Death Is a Spanish Dancer

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

1934-03-23

Alvin R. Friedman, The Spanish Moss Murders

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)

1936-05-04

El Cordobés, Spanish matador

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

1938-07-28

Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager

1941-01-13

Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician

1941-12-25

Oscar Peters, Spanish Lace

1941-12-28

Don Francisco, Spanish variety show host (Sabado Gigante)

1942-01-05

Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)

1942-07-14

Javier Solana, Spanish European Union foreign policy chief

1942-09-12

Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer

1943-03-01

José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer

1943-05-05

Raphael, Spanish singer

1943-06-21

Salomé, Spanish singer

1943-10-28

Charo López, Spanish actress

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

1945-05-05

Raphael, Spain, spanish singer (When the Sun Sets, Lo Meyur de Ano)

1945-06-09

Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)

1945-09-15

Carmen Maura, Spanish actress

1946-09-16

Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer

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)

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)

1951-01-15

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

1951-02-18

Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite

1951-04-15

Hansel, Cuba, spanish personality

1951-07-28

Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect

1951-09-20

Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic

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)

1954-01-23

Franco De Vita, Caracas Venezuala, spanish singer (Extranjero)

1954-04-15

Emmanuel, Mexico City Mexico, spanish singer

1954-09-25

Juande Ramos, Spanish Football Manager

1955-01-26

Lucia Mendez, Mexico, spanish singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno)

1955-02-19

Christopher Kaldor, The Spanish Prisoner

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

1957-03-15

Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager

1957-04-09

Ednita Nazario, Ponce PR, spanish singer

1957-10-29

Ricardo T. Jose, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War

1958-02-07

Manuel Mijares, Mexico, spanish vocalist (Maria Bonita)

1958-05-06

Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress

1958-06-10

Debra Domasin, How to Be a Spanish Grandmother

1958-11-11

Luz Casal, Spanish singer

1959-02-21

José María Cano, Spanish musician

1959-08-25

Santi Ugalde, Spanish Affair

1959-11-09

Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer

1959-11-16

Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)

1959-12-14

Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer

1959-12-28

Ana Torroja, Spanish singer (Mecano)

1960-04-15

Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist

1960-04-16

Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager

1960-05-07

Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist

1960-08-04

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish politician

1960-10-08

Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster

1961-01-04

Juan Botella, Spanish Affair

1961-06-11

María Barranco, Spanish actress

1961-06-21

Manu Chao, Spanish musician

1961-10-23

Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer

1961-11-24

Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament

1962-01-23

Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist

1962-09-08

Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player

1962-09-11

Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer

1962-09-28

Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)

1963-02-11

José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer

1963-03-26

Amparo Larrañaga, Spanish actress

1963-04-07

Jaime de Marichalar, duke of Lugo, Spanish royalty

1963-06-15

Blanca Portillo, Spanish actress

1963-07-22

Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer

1963-11-04

Rosario Flores, Spanish singer and actress

1964-04-23

Martin Lopez-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m)

1964-06-25

Emma Suárez, Spanish actress

1964-07-16

Miguel Indurain, Spanish bicyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)

1964-09-16

Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress

1964-11-11

Anabel Alonso, Spanish actress

1964-12-28

Maite Zúñiga, Spanish athlete

1965-03-16

Belén Rueda, Spanish actress

1965-07-17

Santiago Segura, Spanish film director and actor

1965-10-21

Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish footballer

1965-12-04

Álex de la Iglesia, Spanish film director

1966-05-08

Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer

1966-06-02

Pedro Guerra, Spanish songwriter and singer

1966-09-05

Achero Mañas, Spanish actor and film director

1966-10-01

Cuco Ziganda, Spanish footballer

1966-11-05

Nayim, Spanish footballer

1966-11-18

Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet

1967-01-01

Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Spanish film director

1967-01-19

Javier Cámara, Spanish actor

1967-04-12

Mellow Man Ace, Cuba, spanish rapper/actor (Only the Strong)

1967-06-12

Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer

1967-08-11

Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer

1968-01-15

Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish royalty

1968-01-30

Felipe de Borbon, Prince of Asturias, heir to Spanish throne

1968-03-23

Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer

1968-04-19

Pascal Kleiman, Spanish DJ, producer, musician

1968-05-13

Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (d. 1997)

1968-05-26

Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish film director

1968-10-13

Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone (Il Divo)

1968-11-05

Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress

1968-12-12

Tatianna, Phila Pa, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy)

1968-12-18

Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer

1969-01-23

Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress

1969-02-22

Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer

1969-03-01

Javier Bardem, Spanish actor

1969-04-23

Martin López-Zubero, Spanish swimmer

1969-09-24

Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model

1969-10-07

Javier Álvarez, Spanish singer-songwriter

1969-10-19

DJ Sammy, Spanish DJ

1969-12-18

Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer

1970-01-22

Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist

1970-02-15

Gloria Trevi, Mexico, sexy spanish vocalist (A Gatas)

1970-04-19

Luis Miguel, Vera Cruz Mexico, spanish singer

1970-06-06

Albert Ferrer, Spanish footballer

1970-10-02

Maribel Verdú, Spanish actress

1970-11-28

Álex López Morón, Spanish tennis player

1971-01-18

Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer

1971-02-24

Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver

1971-04-10

Sílvia Abril, Spanish Movie

1971-04-16

Selena, Texas, spanish singer (Grammy-1994)

1971-07-01

Rafael Carreras, Spanish Uprising

1971-10-06

Lola Dueñas, Spanish actress

1971-11-08

Carlos Atanes, Spanish film director

1971-12-31

Ricardo López Felipe, Spanish footballer

1972-02-14

Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress

1972-03-31

Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director

1972-04-25

Sara Baras, Spanish ballerina

1972-04-26

Kiko Narváez, Spanish footballer

1973-02-25

Julio José Iglesias, Spanish singer

1973-06-09

Laura Ponte, Spanish model and royal

1973-07-14

Candela Peña, Spanish actress

1973-07-31

Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rico, spanish singer

1973-08-01

Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor

1973-08-12

Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist

1973-10-22

Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer

1973-11-21

Inés Sastre, Spanish model and actress

1973-11-24

Lucas Foz, Spanish Uprising

1974-02-01

Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist

1974-02-01

David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer

1974-02-21

Iván Campo, Spanish footballer

1974-02-21

Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist

1974-03-27

Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer

1974-03-29

Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver

1974-04-28

Penélope Cruz, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spanish actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno)

1974-05-23

Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer

1974-05-29

Marc Gené, Spanish Formula One driver

1974-08-30

Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist

1974-10-04

Paco León, Spanish actor

1974-10-28

Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer

1974-11-17

Berto Romero, Spanish humorist

1975-01-21

Ito, Spanish footballer

1975-03-28

Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer

1975-04-22

Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist

1975-05-03

Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress

1975-05-04

Pablo Ruiz, Buenos Aires Arg, spanish singer

1975-05-08

Enrique Iglesias, Madrid, Spanish singer-songwriter and King of Latin Pop (Bailamos, Hero)

1975-05-20

Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (d. 2006)

1975-05-22

Salvador Ballesta, Spanish Footballer.

1975-06-25

Chenoa, Spanish singer

1975-07-11

Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer

1975-07-17

Elena Anaya, Spanish actress

1975-07-28

Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer

1975-07-29

Josmar Gerona, Troma Is Spanish for Troma

1975-08-02

Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress

1975-09-29

Albert Celades, Spanish football player

1975-10-22

Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer

1975-11-08

José Pinto, Spanish footballer

1976-01-02

Paz Vega, Spanish actress

1976-01-05

Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer

1976-01-18

Alberto López, Spanish Affair

1976-01-20

David de María, Spanish Affair

1976-02-15

Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist

1976-02-16

David Chelsea, Spanish Uprising

1976-03-29

Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist

1976-04-05

Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer

1976-07-11

Egoitz Lasa, Spanish Affair

1976-07-18

Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress

1976-08-02

Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete

1976-08-26

Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)

1976-09-29

Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist

1976-09-30

Adita Linares, Miami Fla, spanish actress (Clueless, Cookie)

1976-10-07

Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer

1976-10-08

Galo Blanco, Spanish tennis player

1976-10-31

Guti, Spanish footballer

1976-12-07

Vanessa Lorenzo, Spanish fashion model

1976-12-14

Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer

1977-03-01

Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel

1977-04-01

Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist

1977-04-29

Rocío Carrasco, Spanish TV host and socialite

1977-05-04

Mariano Pernía, Argentine-Spanish footballer

1977-05-09

Iñigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist

1977-05-11

Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer

1977-05-19

Manuel Almúnia, Spanish footballer

1977-06-23

Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer

1977-06-27

Raúl, Spanish footballer

1977-08-03

Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist

1977-08-17

Chris Clark, Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen

1977-08-19

Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist

1977-09-01

David Albelda, Spanish footballer

1977-09-05

Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger

1977-10-19

Raúl Tamudo, Spanish footballer

1977-12-19

Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player

1978-01-04

Mai Meneses, Spanish singer

1978-03-11

Albert Luque, Spanish footballer

1978-04-13

Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer

1978-04-18

Cathleen Oveson, Spanish Practices

1978-06-24

Luis García, Spanish footballer

1978-07-14

Emily Weisberg, The Spanish Prisoner

1978-07-18

Verónica Romeo, Spanish singer

1978-09-08

Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer

1978-09-18

Pilar López de Ayala, Spanish actress

1978-09-19

Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer

1978-10-13

Diego San José, Spanish Affair

1978-10-28

Marta Etura, Spanish actress

1978-11-21

Lucía Jiménez, Spanish actress

1978-12-02

David Rivas, Spanish Footballer plays for Real Betis

1979-01-19

Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer

1979-03-20

Silvia Abascal, Spanish actress

1979-03-26

Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer

1979-04-18

Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer

1979-06-05

David Bisbal, Spanish singer

1979-07-20

David Ortega, Spanish freestyle and backstroke swimmer

1979-07-31

Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer

1979-08-07

Ricard González, Spanish Movie

1979-08-26

Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer

1979-08-28

Shaila Durcal, Spanish singer

1979-09-18

Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer

1979-11-07

Marc Gras, Troma Is Spanish for Troma

1979-11-15

Josemi, Spanish footballer

1980-01-04

Alexandra Jiménez, Spanish Movie

1980-01-09

Sergio García, Spanish golfer

1980-01-25

Xavi, Catalan Spanish footballer

1980-02-02

Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player

1980-02-12

Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player

1980-02-29

Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist

1980-03-16

Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player

1980-04-15

Raúl López, Spanish basketball player

1980-04-25

Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist

1980-05-16

Mikel Alonso, Spanish footballer

1980-05-25

David Navarro, Spanish footballer

1980-05-28

Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer

1980-06-15

Almudena Cid, Spanish gymnast

1980-07-06

Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player

1980-07-17

Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer

1980-08-14

Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer

1980-11-01

Dani Rovira, Spanish Affair

1980-11-05

Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen

1980-11-07

Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast

1981-01-14

Rosa López, Spanish singer

1981-01-19

Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer

1981-01-21

Alex Ubago, Spanish-Basque singer-songwriter

1981-01-29

Álex Ubago, Spanish musician

1981-05-12

Lorena Bernal, Spanish model and actress, Miss Spain 1999

1981-05-17

Beñat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist

1981-05-20

Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer

1981-07-21

Joaquín Sánchez, Spanish footballer

1981-07-29

Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver

1981-08-23

Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer

1981-09-13

Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist

1981-09-13

Antonio Lopez Spanish footballer

1981-09-20

Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player

1981-09-28

José Calderón, Spanish basketball player

1981-10-01

Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer

1981-11-25

Xabi Alonso, Spanish international footballer

1981-12-03

David Villa, Spanish footballer

1981-12-12

Pedro Ríos, Spanish footballer

1981-12-23

Beth, Spanish singer

1982-01-14

Víctor Valdés, Spanish goalkeeper

1982-02-02

Sergio Castaño, Spanish footballer

1982-03-26

Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer

1982-04-15

Albert Riera, Spanish footballer

1982-05-01

Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player

1982-08-31

José Reina, Spanish footballer

1982-09-05

Alexandre Geijo, Spanish/Swiss footballer

1982-12-06

Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist and 2007 Tour de France winner

1982-12-10

Aitziber Garmendia, Spanish Affair

1982-12-15

Borja García, Spanish racing driver

1983-01-17

Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish Footballer

1983-02-09

Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer

1983-08-26

Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver

1983-09-01

José Antonio Reyes, Spanish footballer

1983-11-15

Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player

1984-03-20

Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer

1984-05-11

Andres Iniesta, Spanish football player

1984-05-21

Lorena Ayala, Spanish-Dutch model and beauty queen

1984-09-02

Jack Peñate, English/Spanish singer

1984-10-01

Daniel Guillén, Spanish footballer

1984-11-21

Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer

1984-11-26

Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)

1984-11-30

Francisco Sandaza, Spanish Footballer

1984-12-20

David Tavaré, Spanish singer

1985-01-12

Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress

1985-01-21

Alex Pérez, Spanish footballer

1985-01-29

Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player

1985-03-14

Idaira, Spanish singer

1985-04-04

Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player

1985-06-14

Andy Soucek, Spanish racing driver

1985-10-15

Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver

1985-11-21

Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer

1986-01-08

David Silva, Spanish footballer

1986-01-12

Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer

1986-02-14

Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer

1986-02-18

Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer

1986-03-30

Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer

1986-04-03

Sergio Sánchez, Spanish footballer

1986-06-03

Rafael Nadal, Manacor, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spanish tennis player

1986-06-03

Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver

1987-02-02

Gerard Piqué, Spanish football player

1987-05-04

Cesc Fabregas, Spanish footballer

1987-05-04

Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer

1987-10-05

Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver

1988-04-21

Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer

1990-03-06

Clara Lago, Spanish Affair

1990-08-28

Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer

1990-10-21

Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player

1992-10-12

Charles Bockaert, Spanish Fury

1994-06-11

Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress

1995-01-04

María Isabel, Spanish singer

1998-07-17

Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón, Spanish royal

1999-09-29

Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal

2000-12-06

Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal

Spanish - Weddings
Date Event
1560-01-31

Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois

1964-04-29

Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma

1995-03-18

Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada (31) at the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain

2004-05-22

Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain

2006-04-08

Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish gypsy singer Rosario Flores (42) weds "Kingdom of Heaven" first assistant director Pedro Lazaga on a small village Canos de Meca in Cadiz, Spain

2006-04-08

Spanish model and actress Ines Sastre (32) weds Alexandro Corrias at Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London

2006-06-10

Spanish singer Bertin Osborne (51) weds Venezuelan model Fabiola Martinez in Seville, Spain

2006-07-22

Spanish singer David Bustamante (24) weds Spanish TV star Paula Echevarria at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga in the Asturias

2007-04-30

"Timbiriche" pop singer Paulina Rubio (35) weds Spanish public relations executive Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera in Cancun, Quintana Roo

2010-08-23

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain

2010-12-28

"Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth (27) weds spanish actress Elsa Pataky (34) in Indonesia

2012-05-23

Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz (43) weds longtime girlfriend Raquel Perera (37) in Barcelona

Spanish - Notable Deaths

El CidJun 10, 1099

Moctezuma IIJun 30, 1520

CuauhtémocFeb 28, 1525

Diego de AlmagroJul 8, 1538

Francisco PizarroJun 26, 1541

Hernán CortésDec 2, 1547

Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraApr 23, 1616

PicassoApr 8, 1973

Francisco FrancoNov 20, 1975

Seve BallesterosMay 7, 2011

Spanish - Deaths
Date Event
388-08-28

Magnus Maximus, Spanish West Roman Emperor (383-88), executed

395-01-17

Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49

859-03-11

Eulogius of Cordoba, Spanish Bishop and Christian Martyr

1073-12-20

Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies

1099-06-10

El Cid [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar], Spanish general strategist, dies at 59

1249-12-25

Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies

1275-01-06

Raymundus of Penafort, Spanish church law scholar, dies

1315-06-29

Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)

1367-08-22

Egidius AC Albornor, Spanish archbishop of Toledo, dies at about 57

1412-04-02

Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????)

1419-04-05

Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)

1423-05-23

Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies

1446-12-28

Clement VIII, (Sanchez Muñoz), Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies

1458-03-25

Inigo Lopez de Mendoza, Spanish marquis of Santillana/poet, dies

1468-09-26

Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)

1469-05-30

Lope de Barrientos, Spanish bishop

1479-06-11

Johannes a San Facundo, Spanish Augustine saint, dies

1495-01-11

Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)

1503-08-18

Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies

1510-02-28

Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer

1513-02-08

Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies

1515-12-02

Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies

1519-01-21

Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)

1520-06-30

Moctezuma II, Aztec emperor (1502-20), killed either by the Spanish or stoned by his own people

1521-04-22

Juan de Padilla, Spanish nobleman/communero-rebel, beheaded

1521-07-15

Juan Ponce de León, Spanish Explorer (b. 1458)

1525-02-28

Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec Emperor (1520 - 1521), tortured and killed by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés

1526-02-23

Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies

1526-08-04

Juan Sebastian Cano, Spanish explorer, dies

1527-01-21

Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)

1527-07-28

Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador

1528-04-01

Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer

1531-03-06

Pedrarias Dávila, Spanish conquistador

1533-08-29

Atahualpa, last Inca King of Peru, murdered by Spanish conquerors

1536-10-14

Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet/diplomat, dies in battle

1538-07-08

Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), killed at Las Salinas at about 63

1540-05-06

Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48

1541-06-26

Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

1541-07-04

Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish occupier, dies at about 56

1542-09-16

Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded

1542-09-21

Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet

1545-07-12

Maria Manuela van Portugal, niece of Spanish king Philip II, dies

1546-08-12

Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies

1547-12-02

Hernán Cortés, Spanish Conquistador who defeated the Aztec Empire, dies of pleurisy at 61/62

1548-06-03

Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)

1552-12-02

Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)

1553-10-07

Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer (bc. 1500)

1553-10-27

Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, burns at stake for heresy

1554-01-01

Pedro de Valdivia, Spanish conquistador (b. 1500)

1554-09-22

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer

1555-09-08

Thomas Villanova, Spanish saint/archbishop of Valencia, dies

1556-07-31

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest, theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus, dies in Rome at about 65

1558-02-03

Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies

1560-09-30

Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)

1561-02-26

Jorge de Montemayor, Spanish writer

1561-10-27

Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador (b. 1510)

1563-08-11

Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500)

1566-07-31

Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92

1568-07-23

Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23

1569-05-10

Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer

1572-08-20

Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)

1573-07-29

Spanish prince of Eboli, dies

1575-03-24

Yosef Karo, Spanish-born rabbi (b. 1488)

1578-03-31

Juan de Escobedo, sec of Spanish land guardian Don Juan, murdered

1578-10-01

Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader, dies at 31

1579-12-21

Vicente Masip, Spanish painter

1580-04-01

Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer

1580-07-25

Baltazar Alvarez, Spanish jesuit/writer, dies at 47

1580-11-03

Jeronimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian (b. 1512)

1582-10-04

Theresia van Avila, Spanish mystic writer, dies

1585-02-13

Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (b. 1515)

1585-04-04

Caspar de Robles, Spanish viceroy of Frisia, dies at about 57

1585-11-28

Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)

1588-02-09

Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral, dies

1588-08-08

Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter

1591-12-14

Juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint, dies

1594-07-16

Thomas Kyd, author of The Spanish Tragedy (b. 1558)

1595-02-12

Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)

1597-06-09

Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary, dies

1599-11-08

Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (b. 1528)

1600-02-15

Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)

1600-10-12

Luis Molina, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1535)

1604-08-03

Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander

1607-04-25

Don Juan Alvarez, Spanish Admiral (Gibraltar), dies in battle

1608-10-26

Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies

1610-05-19

Thomas Sanchez, Spanish theologian (b. 1550)

1610-08-05

Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile

1611-08-27

Tomés L de Victoria, Spanish composer/singer/organist, dies

1616-04-23

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69

1617-04-05

Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (b. 1555)

1617-09-25

Francisco Suarez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. 1548)

1622-05-03

Pedro Páez, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1564)

1624-02-17

Juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536)

1625-03-29

Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, Spanish historian (b. 1549)

1625-05-18

Francisco Gomez de Sandoval y Rojas, Spanish marquis of Denia, dies

1626-10-02

Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (b. 1567)

1629-06-18

Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander (Spanish silver fleet) and folk hero (b. 1577) shot by cannonball at 51

1630-09-25

Ambrogio Spinola, Spanish marquis of Balbases, dies at about 61

1631-07-28

Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish dramatist (b. 1569)

1635-08-17

Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48

1638-01-27

Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses, Spanish novelist

1639-08-04

Juan R Alarcon y Mendoza, Mexican/Spanish playwright, dies at 58

1641-01-11

Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)

1644-10-06

Elisabeth (In Spanish Isabel) of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)

1644-11-10

Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (b. 1579)

1645-09-08

Francisco Gomez Quevedo y Villegas, Spanish author/poet, dies at 64

1646-10-09

Baltasar Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip IV, dies

1647-09-12

Joos Banckert, Swiss admiral (Spanish silver fleet), dies at 48

1648-01-23

Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish poet (Del Rey Abajo), dies at 40

1648-03-12

Tirso de Molina, Spanish author, dies at about 63

1650-10-21

Pedro de Espinosa, Spanish poet/writer, dies

1651-12-18

Francisco the Melo, Portuguese/Spanish earl of Assumar, dies at 54

1652-10-20

Antonio Coello, Spanish writer (b. 1611)

1654-09-08

Peter Claver, Spanish saint (baptized 300,000 slaves), dies

1655-08-02

Alfonso de la Cueva, Spanish marquis of Bedmar/diplomat, dies at 83

1658-04-07

Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, Spanish mystic (b. 1595)

1658-10-26

Francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies

1660-08-06

Diego Rodriguez de Silva Valezquez, Spanish (court)painter, dies at 61

1661-10-28

Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish playwright (b. 1518)

1662-11-20

Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1614)

1664-08-27

Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (b. 1598)

1665-05-24

Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscans, dies

1667-09-03

Alonso Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 66

1679-09-17

Juan Jose of Austrian, Spanish general/govenor of Netherlands, dies at 50

1681-05-25

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish playwright (b. 1600)

1682-04-03

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish painter, dies

1682-09-08

Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (b. 1606)

1685-05-15

Henri Otto, Spanish marquis of Caretto/Savona/Grana, dies

1686-04-19

Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra, Spanish writer (b. 1610)

1692-04-14

Carlos de Gurrea, Spanish viceroy (Spanish Netherlands), dies

1693-10-01

Pedro Abarca, Spanish theologian (b. 1619)

1695-09-12

Jacob Abendana, Spanish scholar (b. 1630)

1699-02-06

Jozef Ferdinand of Bavaria, heir of Spanish king Carlos II, dies

1699-08-19

Jose Saenz d'aguirre, Spanish cardinal, dies at 69

1752-06-16

Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal, dies at 88

1764-09-26

Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (b. 1767)

1770-04-28

Marie AC de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60

1773-08-20

Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (b. 1701)

1781-11-02

Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78

1784-08-28

Junípero Serra, Spanish missionary (b. 1713)

1795-07-03

Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)

1798-01-09

Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea earl of Aranda, Spanish officer, dies at 79

1803-02-03

Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/lawyer/literary, dies at 79

1811-07-31

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish

1817-01-12

Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)

1826-01-17

Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (b. 1806)

1828-04-16

Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82

1837-02-13

Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809

1842-05-23

Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34

1842-10-24

Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64

1851-10-04

Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767)

1853-01-09

Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos de Mayo), dies at 75

1857-03-11

Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84

1865-12-06

Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (Arreglito), dies at 56

1870-09-11

Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46

1870-12-30

... Prim, Spanish general, murdered

1878-02-17

Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59

1885-07-15

Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)

1893-01-23

Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75

1895-05-19

Jose J Marti y Perez, Spanish/Cuban poet (Versos sencillos), dies

1901-02-12

Ramon de Campoamor bon Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83

1901-05-13

Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist and literary critic (b. 1851)

1903-02-12

Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Spanish dramatist and statesman (b. 1834)

1905-06-17

Máximo Gómez, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War

1906-03-01

José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)

1906-04-18

Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846)

1908-09-20

Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist/composer (Spanish Dancer), dies at 64

1909-10-13

Francisco Ferrer, Spanish anarchist, executed

1914-09-03

Ferdinand AR Cabrera, Spanish/German of emperor Wilhelm II, dies at 58

1916-09-04

José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)

1920-01-04

Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)

1921-05-12

Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies

1922-03-01

Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)

1926-06-10

Antonio Gaudi y Cornet, Spanish architect, dies

1927-05-11

Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40

1928-06-17

Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies

1930-02-26

Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64

1932-09-05

Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)

1933-02-26

Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor, dies at 74

1934-10-17

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1852)

1936-03-30

Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)

1936-07-13

Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance, murdered at 43

1936-07-20

Jose Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general/high director, dies

1936-08-11

Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)

1936-08-19

Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38

1936-11-19

Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchists army leader, dies in battle

1936-11-20

Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, Spanish Falange, executed

1937-07-26

Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26

1939-02-22

Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (b. 1875)

1940-11-03

Manuel Azaña, The Spanish Earth

1940-11-04

Manuel Azaña y Diez, Spanish PM (1932..4)/pres (1936-39), dies at 60

1942-03-28

Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31

1946-11-14

Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)

1947-06-25

Billy Merson, Billy's Spanish Love Spasm

1947-08-28

Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1917)

1949-01-14

Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66

1951-06-01

Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85

1952-05-26

Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55

1953-05-19

Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish gen/min of War, dies at 79

1954-07-14

Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87

1954-09-25

Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Spanish essayist/philosopher, dies at 71

1955-10-18

Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, dies at 72

1956-10-30

Pío Baroja y Nessi, 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)

1958-05-29

Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76

1959-07-26

Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/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

1962-11-20

William M. Hough, The Spanish Prisoner

1963-08-05

Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (b. 1898)

1963-09-21

Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)

1963-10-08

Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist dies of a heart attack aged 54

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

1966-10-17

Soledad Jiminez, Spanish actor (Phantom ofthe Range), dies at 91

1967-02-15

Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor/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, wife of Spanish king Alfonso, dies at 81

1973-04-08

Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

1973-10-22

Pablo Casals, Spanish violin cellist/conductor/composer, dies at 96

1974-03-02

Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)

1975-06-26

St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)

1975-11-20

Francisco Franco, Spanish 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, Spanish diplomat, writer, historian and pacifist (b. 1886)

1980-06-28

José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)

1982-06-25

Harold Orlob, The Spanish Prisoner

1983-03-15

Jose Luis Sert, Spanish-US architect/urban developer, dies at 80

1983-10-18

Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (b. 1897)

1983-12-25

Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90

1984-09-26

Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)

1984-12-14

Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer and Nobel laureate (b. 1898)

1985-02-22

Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)

1987-06-02

Andres Segovia, Spanish composer/guitarist, dies at 94

1987-07-08

Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)

1988-09-06

Antonio Samaniego, An Old Spanish Custom

1989-11-12

Dolores Ibárruri, The Spanish Earth

1990-10-27

Xavier Cugat, Spanish-born musician (b. 1900)

1991-02-05

Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit, 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, US painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76

1991-09-09

Joop H Zwart, Spanish fighter/publicist (Black Widow), dies

1992-03-04

Nestor Almendros, Spanish/US cameraman (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61

1992-07-02

Jose Monje, [Camaron de la Isla], Spanish flamenco singer, dies

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

1993-10-18

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, Spanish actor (French Connection), dies of cancer at 76

1994-03-23

Alvara del Portillo, Spanish Opus Dei bishop, dies at 80

1994-03-31

Leon J Ramirez Reine, [Degrelle], Belg/Spanish nazi (Rex), dies at 87

1994-06-01

Juan J H Rovira, Spanish general, murdered

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

1995-11-21

Rafael Farina, Spanish Affair

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)

1998-12-27

Renee Torres, An Old Spanish Onion

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)

2000-05-07

Tísner, Alice in Spanish Wonderland

2000-07-22

Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)

2000-12-05

Alvin R. Friedman, The Spanish Moss Murders

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 (b. 1916)

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)

2007-06-11

Christopher Kaldor, The Spanish Prisoner

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)

2008-02-14

Jerry Graff, The Spanish Prisoner

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)

2011-05-07

Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer, dies of brain cancer at 54

2011-10-30

Jose Barrera, Death Is a Spanish Dancer

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

2014-01-09

Josep Maria Castellet, Alice in Spanish Wonderland

2014-03-23

Adolfo Suarez, Spanish Prime Minister, dies from a respiratory infection at 81

2017-06-05

Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo dies, aged 86


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