Max Cahner i Garcia
|Died||14 October 2013 (aged 76)|
|Known for||politician and historian of Catalan literature|
|Political party||Democratic Convergence of Catalonia|
|Awards||Catalonia Cross of St. George in 1996 |
Gold Medal of the Generalitat of Catalonia, 2013 (posthumous)
Cahner was born in Bad Godesberg, now a municipal district of Bonn, Germany, to a Jewish-Catalan father and a Catalan mother who had left during the Spanish Civil War. The Cahner family moved to Galicia in 1937 to avoid persecution from the rise of National Socialism, and then to Barcelona in 1939. He enrolled at the University of Barcelona in 1952 studying chemistry.
Via Ramon Bastardes, Cahner was introduced to and began working on Serra d'Or, an influential Catalan magazine published by Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. In 1964, he was expelled from Francoist Spain for his Catalan nationalist activity. From exile he continued he work on Catalan literature.
He died, aged 76, in 2013, and was posthumously awarded the Gold Medal of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
- Pujadas, John (2007). "Biographical notes by Max Cahner". Servir Catalunya: homenatge als 70 anys de Max Cahner [Serving Catalonia: A tribute to 70 years of Max Cahner] (in Catalan). The Abbey of Montserrat. pp. 229–250. ISBN 978-848415-909-4.
- "Max Cahner". Història de la Revista de Catalunya (in Catalan). Retrieved 2013-12-22.
- "Muere Max Cahner". LaVanguardia.com (in Catalan). 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
- Entry for Max Cahner i Garcia in the Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana