List of Catalans

This is a list of famous Catalan people.


* Ramon Casas i Carbó (1866–1932), artist
* Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), surrealist artist
* Aristide Maillol (1861-1944), sculptor and painter
* Marcel Martí (1925-), sculptor
* Joan Miró (1893-1983), artist
* Fina Rifà (1939-), illustrator
* Charlie Rivel (1896-1983), clown
* Assumpta Serna (1957-), actress
* Antoni Tàpies (1923-), artist


* Ricardo Bofill (1939-), architect
* Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1927), modernist architect and politician, designed the Palau de la Música Catalana
* Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), modernist architect, designed Sagrada Família in Barcelona
* Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867 -1956), architect
* Josep Lluís Sert (1902-1983), architect, cofounder of the GATCPAC group, professor at Harvard

Writers and poets

* Pere Calders (1912-1994), writer
* Josep Carner, poet
* Salvador Espriu (1913-1985), writer and poet
* Àngel Guimerà, (1845-1924), writer.
* Joan Maragall (1860-1911), writer and poet
* Quim Monzó (1952-), writer of short stories
* Ramon Muntaner (c. 1270-1336), soldier and writer of the 14th century
* Narcís Oller (1846-1930), writer
* Manuel de Pedrolo (1918-), writer.
* Josep Pla (1897-1981), writer
* Carles Riba (1893-1959), poet
* Mercè Rodoreda (1909-1983), writer
* Jacint Verdaguer (1845-1902), poet

Musicians and singers

* Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909), musician
* Victòria dels Àngels (1923-2005), soprano
* Montserrat Caballé (1933-), soprano
* Josep Carreras (1946-), tenor
* Pau Casals (1876-1973), cellist
* Pascal Comelade (1955-), musician
* Beth (1981-), singer and musician
* Xavier Cugat (1900-1990), musician
* Sandrine Erdely-Sayo (1968-), pianist, composer
* Maria Gay (1879-1943), mezzo-soprano
* Federico Mompou (1893-1987), composer
* Tete Montoliu (1933-1997), jazz pianist
* Jordi Savall (1941-), musician
* Joan Manuel Serrat (1943-), singer and author
* Fernando Sor (1778-1839), composer

Politicians and leaders

* Rafael Casanova i Comes (1660-1743), lawyer and "Conseller en Cap" of the Consell de Cent of Barcelona.
* Pere d'Alberní i Teixidor (1747-1802), soldier and explorer, commanded the First Free Company of Volunteers of Catalonia in the Spanish conquest of the modern-day British Columbia between 1790 and 1792 and was Interim Governor of California in 1800.
* Pere Fages i Beleta (1734–1794), soldier, explorer, and the second Spanish military Governor of New California from 1770 to 1774, and Governor of the Californias from 1782 to 1791.
* Jaume I Rei d'Aragó, (1208–1276), king of Aragon and count of Barcelona
* Josep Moragues i Mas (1669-1715), Catalan patriot, leaded the insurgence against the Bourbonic troops after the War of the Spanish Succession until his death.
* Pere III of Aragó (1239-1285), king of Aragon and count of Barcelona
* Gaspar de Portolà i Rovira (1716-1784), soldier, governor of Baja California and Alta California, explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey.

Modern politicians

* Valentí Almirall (1841-1904), politician, author of "Lo catalanisme", founder of the first daily periodical in Catalan language: "El diari català"
* Josep Borrell (1947-), former President of the European Parliament
* Francesc Cambó (1876-1947), politician
* Lluís Companys i Jover (1882-1940), politician, 123rd President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
* José Figueres Ferrer (1906-1990), politician, President of Costa Rica in three occasions
* Josep Irla i Bosch (1874-1958), politician, 124th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
* Francesc Macià i Llussà, (1859-1933), soldier, politician and 122nd President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
* Pasqual Maragall i Mira (1941-), politician, 127th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
* Ramon Mercader (1914 - 1978), murderer of Leon Trotsky
* Federica Montseny (1905-1994), anarchist politician
* Andreu Nin (1892-1937), heterodox communist politician
* Enric Prat de la Riba (1879-1917), politician
* Jordi Pujol i Soley (1930-), politician, 126th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya


* Manuel Estiarte (1961-) waterpolo player


* Àlex Corretja (1974-), tennis player
* Albert Costa (1975-) tennis player, won the 2002 French Open
* Sergi Bruguera (1971-), tennis player, won 1993 and 1994 French Open
* Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1971-), tennis player


* Emilio Alzamora (1973-) motorcycle racer, 1999 125cc GP World Champion
* Àlex Crivillé (1970-), motorcycle racer, 1999 500cc GP World Champion
* Marc Gené (1974-) F1 driver
* Sete Gibernau (1972-), former MotoGP motorcycle racer
* Pedro Martínez de la Rosa (1971-) F1 driver
* Dani Pedrosa (1985-), motorcycle racer, 125 and 250cc world champion
* Alfonso "Sito" Pons (1959-), former world champion motorcycle racer, owner of MotoGP race team
* Adam Raga (1982-) Trial Indoor World champion
* Nani Roma (1972-), motorcyclist, winner of 2004 Dakar Rally


* Cesc Fàbregas (1987-), Arsenal FC midfielder
* Xavi Hernández (1980-), Barça midfielder
* Carles Puyol (1978-), Barça defender
* Antoni Ramallets (1924-), former Barça goalkeeper (retired)
* Carles Reixach (1947-), retired Barça striker
* Josep Guardiola (1971-), Barça coach and retired midfielder
* Raúl Tamudo (1977-), RCD Espanyol striker
* Ricardo Zamora (1901-1978), former goalkeeper for Barça, RCD Espanyol and others
* Josep Samitier (1902-1972), former midfielder Barça and others
* Estanislao Basora (1926-), retired Barça striker


* Pau Gasol (1980-), ACB basketball player for Barça and NBA for Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers
* Marc Gasol (1985-) ACB basketball player for Barça and CB Girona and NBA for Memphis Grizzlies
* Raúl López (1980-), former NBA basketball player for Utah Jazz and currently playing for Real Madrid
* Juan Carlos Navarro (1980- ), NBA basketball player for Memphis Grizzlies and ACB for Barça

cientists and engineers

* François Arago (1786-1853), scientist
* Pere Bosch-Gimpera (1891-1974), anthropologist, archaeologist and prehistorian
* Eudald Carbonell (1953-), archaeologist, anthropologist and paleonthologist
* Ildefons Cerdà (1815-1876), urban planner
* Josep Comas Solá (1868-1937), astronomer, discoverer of the asteroid named 'Barcelona'
* Ramon Margalef (1919 - 2004), pioneer and outstanding researcher in limnology, marine biology, and ecology.
* Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol (1819-1885), inventor of the submarine
* Joan Oró (1923–2004), biologist
* Jordi Sabater Pi (1922–), primatologist
* Esteban Terradas i Illa (1883-1950), mathematician, scientist and engineer
* Josep Trueta (1897-1977), doctor, professor of orthopedy at Oxford
* Valentin Fuster (1943-), doctor, director of the Cardiologie Institute in Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
* Jaume Cañellas Galindo (1965-), doctor, psychiatrist and child and adolescent psychiatrist.


* Ferran Adrià (1962-) Chef
* Josep Sadoc Alemany (1814-1888), first Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, California cite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | location = Chicago | date = 1963]
* Facundo Bacardí (1814–1887), merchant, founder of Bacardi
* Ignasi Barraquer (Barcelona 1884 - 1965), ophthalmologist
* Alexandre Deulofeu (1903-1977), historian
* Pompeu Fabra (1868-1948), grammarian
* Joan Gili (1907-1998), antiquarian book-seller, publisher and translator.
* Andrea Guasch (1990), Spanish actress
* Enriqueta Martí (1868-1912), serial killer of children.
* Joseph Joffre (1825-1931), French soldier, born in Ribesaltes (Roussillon)
* Cassià Maria Just (1926-2008), Benedictine abbot, one of the people in the Spanish Catholic Church who opposed Francisco Franco.cite web|url=
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* Stephen Maturin, a fictional character in the Aubrey-Maturin novels of Patrick O'Brian
* Saint Joseph Oriol (1650—1702)
* Salvador Puig i Antich (1948–1974), Catalan anarchist, last person executed during Franco's regime
* Juan Pujol (alias Garbo) (1912-1988), double agent that played a mayor role in the Invasion of Normandy during World War II
* Carme Ruscalleda (1952-), chef
* Shane Ruttle Martinez (1979-), Human rights journalist
* Xavier Sala-i-Martin (1963-), economist
* Juan Antonio Samaranch (1920-), president of the IOC from 1980 to 2001
* Rosa Sensat (1873-1961), pedagogue
* Junipero Serra (1713-1784), Roman Catholic saint & Jesuit missionary
* Nacho Vidal (1973-), pornographic actor


ee also

*List of Andorrans
*List of people by nationality
*List of Spaniards
*List of French people

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