, Saint. Orosia d. 714 Roman Catholic Saint. An reputed early Christian martyr, her story is inconsistent except in that she was mutilated and killed by Saracens in Spain. She is most often related as having been born in Bayonne, France. In iconic art she is often depicted bound, with her hands amputated. She is the patron saint of Jaca, Spain and fair weather. She was canonized by Pope Leo XIII in 1902. Her feast day is June 25. She is also known as Saint Eurosia. (Bio by: Iola) Cathedral of Jaca, Jaca, Provincia de Huesca, Aragon, Spain
Aragón, Agustina de b. March 4, 1786 d. May 29, 1857 Military Figure; her spirited defense of the city of Zaragoza during the Spanish War of Independence (part of the Napoleonic Wars) greatly inspired Spanish troops in the fight against the French Army. She became an officer in the Spanish Army and later, served as an officer in British General Wellington’s Army, fighting in the Battle of Vitoria. At an age when women did not join the military, she inspired feminists to ask for more authority and rights for women.
Aragon II., Ramiro 'The Monk' b. 1041 d. August 16, 1157 King of Aragon. Son of Sancho Ramírez, King of Aragon and Navarre, and Felicia of Roucy. As a child, his father sent him to monastery of Saint Pons de Thomières where he was elected Abbot of the Castillian royal monastery of Santos Fecundo y Primitivo in Sahagún and later was Abbot of the monastery of San Pedro el Viejo at Huesca. He had been elected as the Bishop Barbastro-Roda when his elder brother, Alfonso, died in 1134, leaving Ramiro the crown. Ramiro suspended his vows to rule long...[Read More] (Bio by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens) San Pedro Monastery, Huesca, Provincia de Huesca, Aragon, Spain Plot: Chapel of San Benito (Royal Pantheon)
Carroll, Pepe b. September 19, 1957 d. January 5, 2004 Spanish Magician and Television Showman. He obtained several Magic Awards and worked in Las Vegas and South America. He also was the conductor of TV programs such as "Genio y Figura," "Aquí no hay quien duerma" and "Vaya Nochecita." His real name was José Arsenio Franco Larraz. He took his nickname from writer Lewis Carroll. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cause of death: Heart attack Cementerio de Torrero, Zaragoza, Provincia de Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain Plot: Manzana 118. Zona Rosa. Nicho 1.141. Fila 5
Cascajares y Azara, Cardinal. Antonio María b. March 2, 1834 d. July 27, 1901 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Calandra, Antonio María Cascajares y Azara belonged to a noble family, being a direct descendant of barons and marquises. Entering the artillery school of Segovia in 1846, he was promoted to lieutenant in the Fifth Cavalry Regiment ten years later. The following year however, he brought his promising career to an end in order to enter the priesthood, retiring with the rank of captain. Entering seminary in Zaragoza, he soon earned a licentiate in theology and...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Templo de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Calandra, Provincia de Teruel, Aragon, Spain
Lázaro Carreter, Fernando b. April 13, 1923 d. March 4, 2004 Spanish Linguist, Literary Critic and Writer. He was director of Spanish Royal Academy of Language (RAE) from 1992 to 1998 and expert in Spanish Literature of XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries. Among other Awards he obtained Creu de Sant Jordi and Premio Aragón de las Letras. He also was Comandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et de Lettres in France. He is remembered for his book "El dardo y la Palabra." (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de Magallón, Zaragoza, Provincia de Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain