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May 23

Saints Days: Desiderio and Florencio. Nuestra Señora del Milagro.

1482 - The abencerrajes entered the Albaicín and proclaimed Boabdil as the King of Granada

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1493 - The Catholic Kings order a new contingent of 25 horses from the Kingdom of Granada to be sent to the new world
1533 - The marriage between Enrique VIII & Catalina de Aragón was annulled.
1568 - The Netherlands became independent of Spain
1823 - A French expedition, the 100 sons of San Luis, entered Madrid without any resistance to re-establish the sovereignty of Fernando VII
1845 - The Spanish ‘cortes’ voted for a new constitution
1986 - Mario Vargas Llosa received the Prince of Asturias prize for the Arts
2004 - in Antequera proclaimed as Patron of the City Holy Christ of Health and Waters in Ancient Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Celebrated by the Bishop of Malaga, Mons. Antonio Dorado Soto

Births
1606 - Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, mathematician and philosopher, born in Madrid (d. 1682)
1811 - José de Salamanca y Mayol, businessman and politican.
1855 - Enrique de las Morenas y Fossi, solidier and one of the last Phillipinos.
1872 - Eduardo Hernández-Pacheco y Estevan, archeologist (d. 1965).
1892 - Pichichi (Rafael Moreno Aranzadi), footballer striker (5 caps Athletic Bilbao) born in Bilbao (d. 1922)
1905 - Ramiro Ledesma Ramos, politican and writer (d. 1936).
1923 - Alicia de Larrocha, Catalan-Spanish pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica) born in Barcelona (d. 2009)
1930 - Jordi Solé Tura, politican (d. 2009).
1931 - José Luis Coll, comic and writer (d. 2007).
1952 - Federico Trillo, PP politican.
1965 - Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, footballer.
1973 - Santiago Eximeno, writer.
1973 - Juan José Padilla, bullfighter
1974 - Monica Naranjo singer born in Figueres
1983 - Natalia Hernández Rojo, journalist.
1997 - Pedro Chirivella, footballer


Deaths
1627 - Luis de Góngora, poet and dramatist.
1842 - José de Espronceda, poet.
1882 - José María Marchessi y Oleaga, soldier (b. 1801).
2004 - Ramon Margalef, ecologist (b. 1919)
2005 - Sígfrid Gracia, footballer (b. 1932).
2008 - Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, mountaineer (b. 1967)
2009 - José-Miguel Ullán, poet and journalist (b. 1944).
2011 – Xavier Tondo, cyclist (b. 1978)