List of Catalans
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- 1 Artists
- 2 Architects
- 3 Businessmen
- 4 Economists
- 5 Writers and poets
- 6 Musicians and singers
- 7 Fashion
- 8 Politicians and leaders
- 9 Sports
- 10 Scientists and engineers
- 11 Gastronomy
- 12 Saints and Religious figures
- 13 Others
- 14 See also
- 15 References
- Aristide Maillol (1861–1944), sculptor and painter
- Ramon Casas i Carbó (1866–1932), artist, author of the famous master piece The Charge of Barcelona (1902).
- Joan Miró (1893–1983), surrealist artist
- Charlie Rivel (1896–1983), clown
- Salvador Dalí (1904–1989), one of the most celebrated surrealist artists
- Joan-Josep Tharrats (1918–2001), abstract artist renowned for his Maculatures, a unique and colorful manner of Art Informel.
- Manuel Carnicer i Fajó (1922–1998), hyperrealist with colour pencils artist
- Antoni Tàpies (1923–2012), artist
- Marcel Martí (1925–2010), sculptor
- Fina Rifà (1939–), illustrator
- Assumpta Serna (1957–), actress
- Manel Esparbé i Gasca (born 1959), artist, founder of DOGtime program
- Carlos Grangel (1963-), artist
- Sergi López (1965-), actor, César's best actor winner in 2000
- Claudia Bassols (1979-), actress
- Neil Harbisson (1982–), artist, founder of the Cyborg Foundation
- Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850–1927), modernist architect and politician, designed the Palau de la Música Catalana
- Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), modernist architect, designed Sagrada Família in Barcelona
- Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867–1956), architect, designed the urban gothic palace Casa Amatller.
- Josep Lluís Sert (1902–1983), architect, cofounder of the GATCPAC group, professor at Harvard
- Ricardo Bofill (1939–), architect
- Facundo Bacardí (1814–1886), founder of Bacardi rum.
- Joseph Oller (1839–1922), founder of Moulin Rouge cabaret.
- Enric Bernat (1923–2003), founder of Chupa Chups candy.
- Andreu Mas-Colell (1944–), expert in microeconomics and one of the world's leading mathematical economists
- Xavier Sala-i-Martin (1963–), economist, present professor of economics at Columbia University
Writers and poets
- Ramon Muntaner (c. 1270–1336), soldier and writer of the 14th century
- Jaime Balmes (1810-1848)), priest, philosopher and political writer
- Àngel Guimerà, (1845–1924), writer
- Jacint Verdaguer (1845–1902), poet
- Narcís Oller (1846–1930), writer
- Joan Maragall (1860–1911), writer and poet
- Josep Carner (1884–1970), poet
- Gaziel (1887–1964), journalist, writer and publisher
- Carles Riba (1893–1959), poet
- Josep Pla (1897–1981), writer
- Mercè Rodoreda (1909–1983), writer, well-renowned for his novel The Time of the Doves (1962)
- Miquel Martí i Pol (1929–2003), writer and poet
- Pere Calders (1912–1994), writer
- Salvador Espriu (1913–1985), writer and poet
- Manuel de Pedrolo (1918–1990), writer
- Joan Brossa (1919–1998), poet, playwright, plastic artist and graphic designer
- Quima Jaume i Carbo (1934–1993), poet
- Albert Boadella (1943-), playwright, director and actor
- Quim Monzó (1952–), writer
Musicians and singers
- Guerau de Cabrera (1160-1161), famous troubadour.
- Jofre de Foixà (-1300), famous troubadour, benedictine and abbot of San Giovanni degli Eremiti in Palermo.
- Ferran Sor (1778–1839), composer
- Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909), musician
- Enric Granados (1867–1916), musician
- Pau Casals (1876–1973), cellist
- Miguel Llobet (1878–1938), composer and guitarist
- Maria Gay (1879–1943), mezzo-soprano
- Frederic Mompou (1893–1987), composer
- Conchita Supervía (1895–1936), soprano
- Robert Gerhard (1896–1970), composer
- Xavier Cugat (1900–1990), musician
- Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002), composer and music critic
- Victòria dels Àngels (1923–2005), soprano
- Alicia de Larrocha (1923–2009), pianist
- Montserrat Caballé (1933–), soprano
- Tete Montoliu (1933–1997), jazz pianist
- Jaume Aragall (1939–), tenor
- Jordi Savall (1941–), musician
- Joan Manuel Serrat (1943–), singer and author
- Josep Carreras (1946–), tenor
- Lluís Llach (1948–), singer and composer
- Pascal Comelade (1955–), musician
- Sandrine Erdely-Sayo (1968–), pianist and composer
- Guillermo Scott Herren (1976–), producer
- Sergio Dalma (1963-), singer
- Mónica Naranjo (1974-), singer
- Beth (1981-), singer
- Custo Dalmau - fashion designer (born 1959), founder of Custo Barcelona.
- Tonton Comella - fashion designer (born 1966), founder of TCN Swimwear.
- Judit Mascó (1969- ), Fashion Model
- Vanessa Lorenzo (1977- ), Fashion Model
- Andrés Segura (1978– ), Fashion Model
- Oriol Elcacho (1979- ), Fashion Model
Politicians and leaders
- Wilfred I the Hairy, (-897), 12th count of Barcelona, founder of the House of Barcelona.
- Jaume I Rei d'Aragó, (1208–1276), 8th king of Aragon and 26th count of Barcelona
- Pere III of Aragó (1239–1285), 9th king of Aragon and 27th count of Barcelona
- Pau Claris i Casademunt (1586-1641), lawyer, 94th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya and leader at the Catalan Revolt (1635-1659).
- Rafael Casanova i Comes (1660–1743), lawyer and Conseller en Cap of the Consell de Cent of Barcelona.
- Josep Moragues i Mas (1669–1715), Catalan patriot, led the insurgence against the Bourbonic troops after the War of the Spanish Succession until he was executed, decapitated, butchered and his head placed for 12 years hanging in the main entrance to Barcelona.
- Gaspar de Portolà i Rovira (1716–1784), soldier, governor of Baja California and Alta California, explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey.
- Pere Fages i Beleta (1734–1794), soldier, explorer, and the second Spanish military Governor of New California from 1770 to 1774, and Governor of the Californias from 1782 to 1791.
- Joan Prim i Prats (1814-1870), general and statesman, Captain-General of Puerto Rico, commander of the Spanish Army in Mexico and in Morocco, and president of the Spanish Council
- Estanislao Figueras (1819–1882), first president of the First Spanish Republic
- Francesc Pi i Margall (1824–1901), second president of the First Spanish Republic
- Valentí Almirall (1841–1904), politician, author of "Lo catalanisme", founder of the first daily periodical in Catalan language: "El diari català"
- Francesc Macià i Llussà, (1859–1933), soldier, politician and 122nd President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
- Josep Irla i Bosch (1874–1958), politician, 124th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
- Francesc Cambó (1876–1947), politician
- Enric Prat de la Riba (1879–1917), politician
- Lluís Companys i Jover (1882–1940), politician, 123rd President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
- Andreu Nin (1892–1937), heterodox communist politician
- Federica Montseny (1905–1994), anarchist politician
- José Figueres Ferrer (1906–1990), politician, President of Costa Rica in three occasions
- Ramon Mercader (1914–1978), murderer of Leon Trotsky
- Jordi Pujol i Soley (1930–), politician, 126th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
- Pasqual Maragall i Mira (1941–), politician, 127th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
- Jaime Nebot (1946-), politician, current Mayor of Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Josep Borrell (1947–), former President of the European Parliament
- Artur Mas i Gavarró (1956–), politician, present 129th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
- Amadeu Altafaj (1968–), journalist and present European Commission Vice President spokesman
- Juan Antonio Samaranch (1920–2010), president of the IOC from 1980 to 2001
- Manuel Estiarte (1961–), former waterpolo player
- Josef Ajram (1978–), triathlete (swimming, cycling and running) and stock trader.
- Kílian Jornet Burgada (1987–), long-distance runner and ski mountaineer
- Mireia Belmonte (1990-), medley, freestyle and butterfly swimmer and first woman ever under 8 min in 800 meter freestyle
- Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1971–), former World No. 1 professional tennis player-February, 1995
- Sergi Bruguera (1971–), former professional tennis player, won 1993 and 1994 French Open
- Àlex Corretja (1974–), former tennis player
- Albert Costa (1975–), former tennis player, won the 2002 French Open
- Tommy Robredo (1982–), tennis player
- Alfonso "Sito" Pons (1959–), former world champion GP motorcycle racer, owner of MotoGP race team
- Jordi Tarrés (1966–), motorcycle trial rider, 7 times World Champions & known as the greatest rider ever.
- Àlex Crivillé (1970–), former GP motorcycle racer, 1999 500cc GP World Champion
- Pedro Martínez de la Rosa (1971–), F1 driver
- Nani Roma (1972–), rally racing motorcycle rider and rally raid driver, winner of 2004 Dakar Rally
- Sete Gibernau (1972–), former GP motorcycle racer
- Emilio Alzamora (1973–) motorcycle racer, 1999 125cc GP World Champion
- Marc Gené (1974–), former F1 driver
- Marc Coma (1976–), rally raid motorcycle racer, winner of 2006 and 2009 Dakar Rally
- Adam Raga (1982–), motorcycle trial rider
- Toni Elías (1983-), first world champion of "Moto2"
- Dani Pedrosa (1985–), GP motorcycle racer, 125 and 250cc world champion
- Toni Bou (1986-), motorcycle trial rider, 8 times World Champions
- Jaime Alguersuari (1990–), F1 driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso
- Marc Márquez (1993–), motorcycle racer, 2010 125cc GP World Champion
- Laia Sanz (1985-), motorcycle trail rider, 10 times world champion.
- Ricardo Zamora (1901–1978), former goalkeeper for FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol, Real Madrid CF and Spain
- Josep Samitier (1902–1972), former FC Barcelona, and Spain midfielder
- Antoni Ramallets (1924–2013), former FC Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper (retired)
- Estanislau Basora (1926–), retired FC Barcelona and Spain striker
- Carles Rexach (1947–), retired FC Barcelona and Spain striker
- Tito Vilanova (1969–), retired central midfield and latest head-coach of FC Barcelona.
- Josep Guardiola (1971–), retired FC Barcelona and Spain midfielder, former head-coach of FC Barcelona and present of FC Bayern Munich
- Jordi Lardin (1973–), RCD Espanyol, Atlético Madrid and Spain winger
- Roberto Martínez (1973–), former Real Zaragoza and CF Balaguer midfielder
- Raul Tamudo (1977–), Pachuca and former Spain striker
- Carles Puyol (1978–), FC Barcelona and Spain defender
- Joan Capdevila (1978–), RCD Espanyol and Spain defender
- Xavi Hernández (1980–), FC Barcelona and Spain midfielder
- Fernando Navarro (1982–), Sevilla FC and former Spain defender
- Víctor Valdés (1982–), FC Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper
- Gerard Piqué (1987–), FC Barcelona and Spain defender
- Cesc Fàbregas (1987–), FC Barcelona and Spain midfielder
- Jordi Alba (1987-), FC Barcelona and Spain defender
- Sergio Busquets (1988–), FC Barcelona and Spain midfielder
- Bojan Krkić (1990–), present AFC Ajax and former AC Milan, FC Barcelona and Spain striker
- Ignacio "Nacho" Solozabal (1958-), former player of the Regal Barcelona (ACB).
- Pau Gasol (1980–), ACB basketball player, formerly for Barça and currently in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers
- Raúl López (1980–), former NBA basketball player for Utah Jazz and currently playing for Real Madrid Baloncesto
- Juan Carlos Navarro (1980– ), NBA basketball player for Memphis Grizzlies and ACB for Barça
- Marc Gasol (1985–) ACB basketball player for Barça and CB Girona and NBA for Memphis Grizzlies, younger brother of Pau
- Ricky Rubio (1990-), former player from Juventut de Badalona, now a player the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA.
Scientists and engineers
- François Arago (1786–1853), scientist
- Ildefons Cerdà (1815–1876), urban planner
- Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol (1819–1885), inventor of the first combustion driven submarine
- Josep Comas i Solà (1868–1937), astronomer, discoverer of the asteroid named 'Barcelona'
- Ignacio Barraquer (Barcelona 1884–1965), ophthalmologist known for his contributions to the advancement of cataract surgery
- Esteban Terradas i Illa (1883–1950), mathematician, scientist and engineer
- Pere Bosch-Gimpera (1891–1974), anthropologist, archaeologist and prehistorian
- Josep Trueta (1897–1977), doctor, professor of orthopedy at Oxford
- Jose Barraquer (1916–1998), the father of modern refractive surgery and son of Ignacio Barraquer. Invented the cryolathe and microkeratome and developed many surgical procedures.
- Ramon Margalef (1919–2004), pioneer and outstanding researcher in limnology, marine biology, and ecology.
- Jordi Sabater Pi (1922–2009), primatologist
- Joan Oró (1923–2004), biologist
- Valentin Fuster (1943–), doctor, director of the Cardiologie Institute in Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
- Eudald Carbonell (1953–), archaeologist, anthropologist and paleonthologist
- Ignacio Cirac (1965–), physicist, best known for his contributions to quantum information science.
- Manel Esteller (1968–), doctor, specialized in the study of cancer.
- Joan G. Ribas(1943–2010), Chemical.
- Miquel Salmerón Batallé (1944-), physicist
- Carme Ruscalleda (1952–), chef
- Santi Santamaria (1957–2011), chef
- Ferran Adrià (1962–), chef
- Roca brothers (Joan, Josep and Jordi), chefs
Saints and Religious figures
- Saint Raymond of Penyafort (1175–1275), Roman Catholic saint & Dominican
- Saint Joseph Oriol (1650–1702)
- Saint Junipero Serra (1713–1784), Roman Catholic saint & Jesuit missionary
- Saint Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870), founder of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
- Saint Francisco Coll Guitart (1812-1875), Roman Catholic saint & Dominican; founder of the Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin
- Josep Sadoc Alemany (1814–1888), first Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, California
- Cassià Maria Just (1926–2008), Benedictine abbot, one of the people in the Spanish Catholic Church who opposed Francisco Franco.
- Lluís Martínez Sistach (1937–) current Cardinal Archbishop of Barcelona and member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
- Nahmanides (1194– 1270), Catalan-Jewish philosopher
- Joseph Joffre (1852–1931), French soldier, born in Ribesaltes (Roussillon)
- Pompeu Fabra (1868–1948), grammarian
- Rosa Sensat (1873–1961), early Doctor of Pedagogy
- Alexandre Deulofeu (1903–1977), historian
- Joan Gili (1907–1998), antiquarian book-seller, publisher and translator.
- Joan Pujol (alias Garbo) (1912–1988), double agent who played a mayor role in the Invasion of Normandy during World War II
- Vicente Ferrer Moncho (1920–2009) Catholic hero/humanitarian
- Salvador Puig i Antich (1948–1974), Catalan anarchist, executed during Franco's regime
- Jaume Marxuach i Flaquer (1906–1966), lawyer and writer
- Toni Strubell i Trueta (1952–), Catalan linguist and politician
- Joan Laporta i Estruch (1962–), lawyer, former president of FC Barcelona, and politician
- List of Andorrans
- List of Balearics
- List of Valencians
- List of people by nationality
- List of Spaniards
- List of French people
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