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August 29

Saints Days : Cándida, Sabina and Adelfo

1350 - Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
2016 - Rajoy and Rivera have signed a pact designed to win the support of PSOE’. They agreement includes 100 of the measures which Sánchez negotiated with Ciudadanos. The socialist leader has ignored the accord, and anticipates a failed investiture. The acting prime minister has affirmed he would stand in the second round of voting

María Dolores Pradera - photo https://www.mujerhoy.com/

1514 - García Álvarez de Toledo 4th Marquis of Villafranca del Bierzo was a general and politician. He was born at Villafranca del Bierzo, the son of Pedro Álvarez de Toledo, Marquess of Vilafranca, Viceroy of Naples between 1532 and 1553. His mother was Juana Pimentel, Marchioness of Villafranca del Bierzo. The famous Duke of Alba, Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, was his first cousin. Among his many siblings was Eleonora of Toledo, wife of Cosimo 1, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Garcia Álvarez de Toledo - https://dbe.rah.es/
He started his military career under the command of Andrea Doria in the galleys of Naples, as commander of two ships. In 1535, already the commander of six galleys, he distinguished himself in the battles of La Goletta, Tunis, Algiers, Sfax, Calibria  y Mebredia.. After this he was named Captain General of the Galleys of Naples
He was Capitain General of the expedition to Greece and Capitán General del Mar, a title he received in 1544 after having fought Hayreddin Barbarossa. He was Viceroy of Cataluña between 1558 and 1564. He then became Colonel General of the Infantry of the Kingdom of Naples and finally,  between 1564 and 1566, Viceroy of Sicily
As Viceroy of Sicily he accomplished his two greatest achievements: the conquest of Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera in 1564 and the relief of the Siege of Malta (1565). For this he received from King Felipé II of Spain the titles Duke of Fernandina and Prince of Montalbán on 24 December 1569. (d. 1577 in Naples)
1821 - Juan Rico and Amat, poet, political historian, journalist and dramatist.
1873 - Maria Goyri, researcher philologist and pedagogue (d. 1954)
1874 - Manuel Machado, poet (d. 1947)
1884 - José Capuz, sculptor.
1912 - Antonio Quirós, artist (d. 1984)
1913 - Ambrós, comic cartoonist (d. 1992)
1924 - María Dolores Pradera, melodic singer and actress , born in Madrid (d. 2018)
1929 - Rosa Sabater, pianist (d. 1983)
1962 - Jorge Martínez, Aspar, motorbike rider.
1963 - Pedro Pomares actor, singer and writer.
1964 - Jordi Arrese, tennis player, born in Barcelona
1973 - Alejandro Navamuel, actor.
1983 - Xabi Prieto, footballer.

1895 - Francisco Navarro Villoslada, writer and idologist.
1947 - Manolete, bullfighter (b. 1917)
2001 - Francisco Rabal, actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2002 - Luis Carandell, writer and journalist (b. 1929)
2009 - Antonio Rabinad, writer and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2011 - Josep Grau-Garriga, artist (b. 1928).