Albareda, Cardinal. Joaquín Anselmo María b. February 16, 1892 d. July 19, 1966 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Barcelona, Joaquín Albareda joined the Benedictine Order at the monastery of Montserrat in 1904, taking the name Anselmo María upon his profession. Ordained priest in Montserrat in July 1915, in 1921 he was sent to Rome and Fribourg in order to further his studies at the Athenaeum of St. Anselm and the Faculty of Paleography and Archives for the following two years. Named archivist of the abbey of Montserrat upon his return in 1923, he remained in this...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Montserrat Basilica, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Cripta de los Monjes Mártires.
Albeniz, Isaac (Manuel Francisco) b. May 29, 1860 d. May 18, 1909 Composer. A leading figure in the Nationalist movement of Spanish music, his renown rests chiefly on his keyboard works, which combine traditional Spanish folk material with a modern pianistic idiom. "Iberia", a collection of "impressions for piano" published in four books between 1905 and 1909, is considered his masterpiece. Born in Camprodon, Catalonia, Spain, he was a child prodigy at the piano, making his performing debut at age four and embarking on his first international tour at 15. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Arce y Ochotorena, Cardinal. Manuel b. August 18, 1879 d. September 16, 1948 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of the parish of San Julián of Ororbia, Manuel Arce y Ochotorena entered the Conciliar Seminary of Pamplona, later furthering his studies at the Pontifical Seminary of Zaragoza, and in Rome, at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Roman Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, earning doctorates in canon law and philosophy. Ordained priest there in July 1904, back in Spain he was soon named to the teaching staff of the Conciliar Seminary of Pamplona...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Catedral de Santa María, Tarragona, Provincia de Tarragona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Capilla del Batistério.
Beltrán-Masses, Federico b. 1885 d. October 4, 1949 Spanish painter. He was born in 1885 in Guaira de la Melena, Cuba, where his father was a Spanish military envoy to Cuba. After the war between the United States and Cuba ended in 1899, the family returned to Spain. Beltran-Masses studied with the painter Sorolla at l'École des Beaux-Arts de Barcelone. In 1905 he traveled to Madrid to study the esteemed collection of Spanish and European art at the Prado. In 1916 he traveled to Paris to receive an honor from the Société Nationale des Beaux-...[Read More] (Bio by: Marina) Sudoeste, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Benjamin, Walter [memorial] b. July 15, 1892 d. September 27, 1940 German Writer, Philosopher and Essayist. He was born in Berlin and died in Port-Bou (Spain). He committed suicide in Port Bou, while attempting to escape from the Nazis, when his party would be denied passage across the border to freedom. Among his works are "Origin of German Tragic Drama," "One Way Street," "Berlin Childhood around 1900" and "On the Concept of History." The exact location of his body is unknown. There is a plaque in remembrance of him. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementiri de Port Bou, Girona, Provincia de Girona, Cataluna, Spain
Berenguer I., Ramon b. 1024 d. May 27, 1076 Catalonian Monarch. He was the Count of Barcelona from 1035 to 1076. He succeeded his father, Berenguer Ramon the Crooked in 1035. It is during his reign that the dominant position of Barcelona among other Catalan counties became evident. Ramon Berenguer campaigned against the Moors. During his reign Catalan maritime power started to be felt in the Western Mediterranean. He was also the first count of Catalonia to acquire lands (counties of Carcassonne and Razés) and influence north of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bunny Boiler) Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Berenguer II., Ramon b. 1054 d. December 6, 1082 Count of Barcelona Ramon II Berenguer succeeded his father, Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona, as co-ruler with his twin brother, Berenguer Ramon, in 1075. The twins failed to agree and against the will of their late father, they divided their possessions between them. Ramon Berenguer the Towhead, called so because of the thickness and colour of his hair, was killed while hunting in the woods in 1082. His twin, Berenguer Ramon II, the Fratricide became the sole ruler of Catalonia for the...[Read More] (Bio by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman) Cathedral of Girona, Girona, Provincia de Girona, Cataluna, Spain GPS coordinates: 41.9874992, 2.8263888 (hddd.dddd)
Blasco, Jesús b. November 30, 1919 d. October 21, 1995 Illustrator. He was born in Barcelona, Catalunya. He is considered to be one of the masters of Spanish comics, making his debut in 1935, when his first illustrations were published in the Spanish version of the magazine "Mickey." For "Boliche" magazine, he created "Cuto" one of his best-known characters. In the beginning of the 1950s, Blasco started an international career with the British publisher Fleetway, for which he started off by drawing "Buffalo Bill" for "Comet" (1954) and "Billy the...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Section Sant Agustí. Agrupació 14. Grave 207.
Cabré, Mario b. January 6, 1916 d. July 1, 1990 Actor, Author, Bullfighter. Born Mario Cabré i Esteve in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, he was the member of a family of artists. He published poetry throughout his life and won the Ciudad de Barcelona Award for his book "Maramor". But he is best remembered as an actor and bullfighter. In 1943 he debuted in the bullring of Las Ventas in Madrid and later entered the cinema. During the shooting of the film "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman" (1951), Cabré had a passionate romance with Ava Gardner...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Vía Sant Jordi, Agrupación 7ª. Tumba 349
Centelles, Agustí (Agustín) b. May 21, 1909 d. December 1, 1985 Photographer. He was born in El Cabanyal, Valencia. At the age of two, he moved with his father to Barcelona. In the 1920s, he began his career as graphic reporter for the newspaper "El Día Gráfico." After, he worked as free lance. When he discovered the Leica Camera, he changed the style of photographies in the spanish daily press, in a very revolution. He was the only photographer who have taken photos during the beginning of Spanish Civil war in the streets of Barcelona, in july 19, 1936...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementiri de Les Corts, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Section 5. First Floor. Niche 8.086
Cererols, Fr. Joan b. September 9, 1618 d. August 27, 1680 Composer. A Benedictine monk, he was one of the last noteworthy composers whose style was rooted in the polyphonic Renaissance tradition. Cererols was born in Martorell, Spain. At age eight he joined the choir of the Montserrat Monastery near Barcelona and spent his entire life there, becoming a novice in 1636 and a monk in 1648. He studied music with Joan Marques and succeeded him as Montserrat's music director in 1658. Despite his cloistered existence Cererols kept informed of the outside...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Montserrat Basilica, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Coll y Guitart, Saint. Francisco b. May 18, 1812 d. April 2, 1875 Roman Catholic Saint. The youngest of ten children, Francisco Coll y Guitart was born in Gombreny and receiving his education at the seminary of Vic, he joined the Order of Preachers in Gerona in 1830, where he received his religious habit, took his solemn vows and was ordained to the diaconate. When the Dominicans were expulsed from their convent in Gerona in 1935 on governmental orders, Brother Francisco, although like his fellow brothers was obliged to live in 'extra conventum', was ordained...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Casa Madre de la Congregación, Vic, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Motherhouse Main Chapel.
Colomer, Mari Pepa b. March 31, 1913 d. May 24, 2004 Aviatrix, Antifascist Fighter. A native of Barcelona, Colomer was the first woman aviator in Spanish Aviation's history. On January 19, 1931, at the age of 18, Colomer obtained her aviator license and started working as a trainer. Loyal to the Spanish Republican Government, after the Spanish Civil War, Colomer was forced into exile and then settled in England. She died in Surrey and according her wishes, her remains were cremated. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementiri de Reus, Tarragona, Provincia de Tarragona, Cataluna, Spain
Companys, Lluís b. June 21, 1882 d. October 15, 1940 Lluís Companys i Jover (Tarrós 21-06-1882, Barcelona 15-10-1940). Catalan Politician and leader of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya. He served as minister of Navy of the Sapnish Republic and President of the Catalan Parliament. In 1933 he became President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Catalan Government. He was the Catalan President during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). After the War he exiled to France in 1939. In September 1940 he was arrested and extradited to Spain by German...[Read More] (Bio by: Algernon Moncrieff) Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain