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Francesc Macià

 

Francesc Macià

This is a Catalan name. The first family name is Macià and the second is Llussà.

Francesc Macià i Llussà
Generalitat de Catalunya
In office
14 December 1932 – 25 December 1933
Preceded by Josep de Vilamala
Succeeded by Lluís Companys
3rd Acting President of the Catalan Republic
In office
14 April 1931 – 28 April 1931
Preceded by Estanislao Figueras
In 1873
Succeeded by Lluís Companys
In 1934
Acting President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
In office
April 28, 1931 – December 14, 1932
Preceded by himself
As Acting President of the Catalan Republic
Succeeded by himself
As President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
Personal details
Born (1859-09-21)21 September 1859
Vilanova i la Geltrú, Garraf
Died 25 December 1933(1933-12-25) (aged 74)
Barcelona, Spain
Political party Estat Català ERC
Spouse(s) Eugènia Lamarca

Francesc Macià i Llussà (Catalan: [frənˈsɛsk məsiˈa]; 1859–1933) was the 122nd President of Catalonia and formerly a Catalan officer in the Spanish Army.

Life

He achieved the rank of lieutenant-colonel during his military career. He condemned the assault of some Spanish officers on the journal La Veu de Catalunya in 1905, and was forced to abandon the army.

He was the representative for Barcelona from 1914 to 1923.

In 1922 he founded the independentist party Estat Català.

In 1926 he attempted an insurrection against the Spanish dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera. This uprising, the aim of which was to achieve the independence of Catalonia, was based in Prats de Molló (Roussillon). Although it was aborted by the French Gendarmerie, it gained a lot of popularity for his cause in Catalonia.

In 1931, after the elections that caused the exile of Alfonso XIII of Spain and gave the local majority to his party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), Macià proclaimed the Free Catalan Republic in Barcelona, but was forced afterwards to settle for partial autonomy within the new Spanish Republic. Macià was the President of Generalitat from 1932 until his death in 1933. He is buried at the Montjuïc Cemetery in Barcelona's Montjuïc hill.


Political offices
Preceded by
Himself, as Acting President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, but in 1716, Josep de Vilamala
President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
1932–1933
Succeeded by
Lluís Companys
Preceded by
Himself, as Acting President of the Catalan Republic
Acting President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
1931–1932
Succeeded by
Himself, as President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
Preceded by
Estanislao Figueras, in 1873
Acting President of the Catalan Republic
1931
Succeeded by
Himself, as Acting President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, but Lluís Companys, as Acting President of the Catalan Republic, in 1934
Party political offices
Preceded by
New title
President of EC
1922–1933
Succeeded by
Josep Dencàs i Puigdollers
Preceded by
New title
President of ERC
1931–1933
Succeeded by
Lluís Companys

See also

External links

  • Biography (Catalan)
  • Macià proclaming the Catalan Republic

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