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August 22

Saints Days : María, Timoteo, Hipólito and Saturnino

1559 - Bartolomé Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.
1717 - Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
2003 -  Fernando Alonso wins the Hungarian Grand Prix, marking him F1's youngest winner.
2016 -  An 18-year-old woman named Diana Quer went missing in the small town of A Pobra do Caramiñal in Galicia. The case went unsolved for over a year and received significant media attention. In December 2017, a 41-year-old man named José Abuín, aka "El Chicle", confessed to the murder of Quer while being interrogated for an attack on another woman, and revealed the location of the body. "El Chicle" was found guilty on 17 December 2019 of aggravated murder, and received life imprisonment

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1749 - Manuel Verdugo and Albiturría, Bishop Verdugo (d. 1816)
1843 - Manuel Sales and Ferré archaeologist, philosopher, historian (d. 1910)
1851 - Salvador Calderón and Arana, geologist, botanist and zoologist (d. 1911)
1857 - Juan Picasso González, is born in Málaga, military man and general who participated in the Rif War with the Spanish Army of Africa in late 19th century and early 20th century. He was a military investigation instructor known for 'Expediente Picasso' (Picasso Files), an investigation report related to the historical defeat of the Spanish army, some 20,000 soldiers and officers, of which some 8,000 were killed, against the Riffian rebels at the Battle of Annual on July 1 1921 known as The disaster of Annual
He was the grand-uncle of the worldwide famous painter and sculptor Pablo Ruiz Picasso, who was the son of one of his nieces
In 1876 he joined the Academia de Estado Mayor where he was one of the brightest students and an accomplished horse rider. He participated in a military confrontation in Melilla in October 1893 (d. 1935)
1869 - Jaime Pujiula, priest and biologist (d. 1958)
1879 - Valentín de Zubiaurre, painter (d. 1963)
1907 - Luis Felipe Vivanco, poet (d. 1975)
1920 - Isaac Díaz Pardo, artist and intellectual (d. 2012)
1923 - José Muñoz Ávila, politician (d. 2011)
1925 - Miguel Torra, footballer.

1425 - Eleanor, Princess of Asturias (b 1423)
1811 - Juan de Villanueva, architect Alongside Ventura Rodríguez, Villanueva is the best known architect of Spanish Neoclassicism (b. 1739)
1878 - Maria Cristina de Borbon, Spanish Queen consort between 1829 and 1833, and regent between 1833 and 1840 (b. 1806)
1936 - Melquiades Álvarez, politician (b. 1864)
1936 - José María Hinojosa, poet (b. 1904)
1936 - Julio Ruiz de Alda, aviator (b. 1888)
1940 - Isidro Gomá, priest and writer (b. 1869)
2001 - Jose Maria de Azcarate Ristori, art historian (b. 1919)
2002 - Manuel Lora-Tamayo, chemist and politician (b. 1904)
2003 - Argentina Empire, dancer, actress and singer Hispano-Argentina (b 1906)
2010 - Luis Fernández-Vega Diego, ophthalmologist (b. 1923)
2011 - Angel Galan,  politician. (b. 1943)