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December 22

Saint’s Day for Honorato, Queremón, Demetrio, Flaviano and Zenón

1248: Ferdinand III enters Sevilla in the reconquest of Andalucía.

Portrait of Ferdinand III by Murillo in the Sevilla Cathedral - www.Wikipedia.es

1489 - The forces of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, take control of Almería from the Nasrid ruler of Granada, Muhammad XIII
1491 - The siege of Alfacar ends with the Capitulation of Alfacar signed by the Catholic Kings and the Muslim Mayors of Alfacar.
1922 - In Onteniente (Valencia) a train crash took 11 deaths and 90 wounded 
1936 - Disembarking in Cádiz, the first contingent of 3,000 Italian 'black shirts' to unite with the rebels in the Spanish Civil War

Carlos II Duke of Parma - https://en.wikipedia.org/
1799 - Carlos II Duke of Parma, Carlos Louis was King of Etruria, Duke of Lucca and Duke of Parma. He was the only son of Louis, Prince of Placenza and his wife Infanta María Luisa of Spain. Born at the Royal Palace of Madrid at the court of his  maternal grandfather King Carlos IV, he spent  his first years living at the Spanish court  (d. Apr 16, 1883 Nice, France)
1894 - Demetrio Carceller Segura, politician (d. 1968)
1895 -  Francisco Pierrá Gómez, actor. (d. 1975)
1911 -  Álvaro Cunqueiro writer and journalist. (d. 1981)
1915 - José Antonio Nieves Conde, was a film maker, journalist and screenplay writer, the director of feature films such as Surcos (Furrows) Angustia (Anguish) and Balarrasa (Reckless) born in Segovia (d. Sep 14, 2006 Madrid)
1930 - Arturo Rojas de la Cámara, historian
1933 - Emili Teixidor writer in the Catalan language
1936 - José Luis Martín Rodríguez,  historian. (d. 2004)
1939 - Rufino Foz, politician (d. 2011)
1946 - Hortensio Fernández Extravís, footballer (d. 2011)
1950 - Daniel Sanchez Llibre, Catalan businessman and president of RCD Espanyol.
1954 - Anna Galiena  actress
1959´- Alfredo Urdaci,  journalist.
1964 - Juan M Velázuez, writer
1965 - Sergi López, who won the European Film Awards Best Supporting Actor for the title role in ‘Harry, un Ami Qui Vous Veut du Bien’ (With a Friend Like Harry), was born in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona province.
1966 - María Pujalte actress 
1976 - Carlos Fuentes, actor
1985 - Edurne, actress and singer.

1554 - Francisco Dávila, conquistador and explorer (b 1488)
1870 - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer,  journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1836)
1896 - Antonio Susillo - sculptor (b. 1857)
1905 - José Riquelme,  actor. (b. 1865)
1974 - Juan Zaragüeta,  philosopher (b. 1883).
1987 - Carlos Godó Valls,  journalist and editor. (b. Apr 6, 1899 Barcelona)
1989 - Andrés de Barro singer songwriter (b. 1947)
1999 - Faustino Cordón,  scientist. (b. Jan 22, 1909 Madrid)
2006 - Francesc Vila Rufas, Catalan artist and painter (b. 1927).