Famous people from Barcelona

More coming soonish. For the moment here’s a tentative list:

Abraham Bar Hiyya (1070 Barcelona – 1136 Provence). Jewish scholar, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. He was also known as Savasorda. Wikipedia

Albert Boadella – playwright, theatre director and actor. One of the founders of the well-known theatre company Els Joglars.

Sergi Bruguera – tennis player

Montserrat Caballé  opera singer

Josep Carreras – opera singer

Isabel Coixet – film director

Lluís Domènech i Montaner –  (Barcelona, December 21, 1850 – Barcelona, December 27, 1923) was a Spanish Catalan architect who was highly influential on Modernisme català, the Catalan Art Nouveau / Jugendstil movement. He was also a prominent Catalan politician. Wikipedia

Joan Laporta – president of Barça

Pasqual Maragall – ex mayor of Barcelona

Juan Marsé – writer

Artur Mas – politician

Eduardo Mendoza – writer

Joan Miró – painter

Francisco Pi y Margall – politican and thinker

Jordi Pujol – politician

Eduard Punset – scientist and TV presenter

Francesc Rius i Taulet – lawyer and politician, mayor

Mercè Rodoreda  – writer

Carlos Ruiz Zafón – writer

Juan Antonio Samaranch – president of the Olympic Committee and Francoist

José Luis Sampedro – writer and economist

Joan Manuel Serrat – folk singer

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario – tennis player

Javier Tusell – historian and politican

Antoni Tàpies – paniter

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán – writer and social commentator

Excellent article here from Barcelona review

When Manuel Vázquez Montalbán died suddenly last October, the city of Barcelona went into serious mourning. Hours and hours of television were devoted to his memory. Many of Spain’s most important literary figures, politicians and journalists spoke movingly of the man and his work. Montalbán was a highly respected social critic and political commentator, giving articulate and intelligent voice to the left. He wrote a weekly column for El Pais and his byline was sought after by the major newspapers in Europe; his frequent speaking engagements drew large audiences. He was equally well known for his poetry, plays, essays and articles on food and culture, humorist pieces, and numerous novels and short stories. Read complete article here

Ricardo Zamora – Goalkeeper