Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit

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Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit (born May 30, 1920, in Barcelona)[1] is a Catalan linguist and philologist[2] who has done studies on grammar and history of Catalan language.

He graduated in philology or Romance languages at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1943, where he was professor of history of Catalan language and Spanish language. He was rector of Universitat de Barcelona from 1978 to 1986. He is visitor professor of several universities around the world (Munich, Heidelberg, Georgetown, Wisconsin, and Sorbone in Paris). He is doctor honoris causa by several universities (Salzburg, Toulouse, Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Sorbone in Paris, and Illes Balears). He has been president of the Société de Linguistique Romane, president of Philology section of Institut d'Estudis Catalans, president of Associació Internacional de Llengua i Literatura Catalanes, president of North-American Catalan Society, president of Deutsch-Katalanische Gesellschaft, and president of Segon Congrés Internacional de la Llengua Catalana (1986).

Biblioteca Badia-Cardús[edit]

In 1975, while the activities of the Congrés de Cultura Catalana were beginning, Dr. Badia and his wife Maria Cardús inform about the donation of their library and archive to the Biblioteca de Catalunya. The collection contains more than thousand books, periodicals and leaflets that reflects the studies and teaching in Romance languages and linguistics field, mostly of Catalan language and Spanish language, many of which are unique or very rare.


  1. ^ Who's who in Spain 1988 Edition. Who's Who in Spain. 1988. p. 86. 
  2. ^ Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit page in Membres numeraris i emèrits de l'IEC, Institut d'Estudis Catalans

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