Josep Puig i Cadafalch Birthday, Date of Birth

Josep Puig i Cadafalch

Josep Puig i Cadafalch (Catalan: [ʒuˈzɛp ˈputʃ]; Mataró, 17 October 1867 – Barcelona, 21 December 1956) was a Catalan Spanish Modernista architect who designed many significant buildings in Barcelona, and a politician who had a significant role in the development of Catalan institutions. He was the architect of the Casa Martí (also known as "Els Quatre Gats"), which became a place of ideas, projects and social gatherings for such well-known Catalans as Santiago Rusiñol and Ramon Casas.

Although Puig's style separated him significantly from his contemporary Gaudí, their relations were neither tense nor problematic, as demonstrated by the participation of both architects in the construction of the Cafe Torino. Another of his significant buildings was the Casa Terrades (also known as "les Punxes"), which is known for its medieval castle style from the north of Europe.

Puig was actively involved in politics. He was a Barcelona City Councillor from 1901 to 1903, served in the Spanish Parliament from 1907 to 1910 and was the second president of the Commonwealth of Catalonia from 1917 to 1924. From 1942 to his death in 1956, he was the president of the academic institution of the Catalan language, the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.

He was also a great defender of Catalan culture and history which he hoped to see fully restored. He published studies of language, legal order and political organisation in the 11th-12th centuries. Amongst his important legacies is also the documentation and photographing of the culturally important buildings and art works the Vall d'Aran and Alta Ribagorça (including the Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí) during an expedition sponsored by the Institute for Catalan Studies in 1907.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Thursday, October 17, 1867
Place of Birth
Mataró
Age
153
Star Sign

The October 17, 1867 was a Thursday under the star sign of . It was the 289 day of the year. President of the United States was Andrew Johnson.

If you were born on this day, you are 153 years old. Your last birthday was on the Saturday, October 17, 2020, 8 days ago. Your next birthday is on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in 356 days. You have lived for 55,891 days, or about 1,341,399 hours, or about 80,483,996 minutes, or about seconds.

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AMUSEMENTS.; Wallack's Theatre. Miscellaneous Musical and Theatrioal Matters.

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Our Possessions in the Northwest-The Resources of Alaska.

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the Resources of, Official Report of

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The Next Presidency-The Drift of Public Sentiment.

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CITY GOVERNMENT.; The ?? of City Government--Special of Cities--Theerles and ??

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THE DOMINION OP CANADA.; Formation of the New Cabinet -- The Candian Volunteers. Presentation of Addresses to Gen. Michel.

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RAILROADS.

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Removal of Civil Officers in Louisiana by the Military Authorities.

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MASSACHUSETTS.; Ship Burned at Sea--An Iron Foundry Destroyed--Death of Chas. F. Dana. Fire in Boston-Loss $50.000.

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Boston; Gerrish Block, $50,000

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