The 15th Century brought near it...
...the lymph node epidemic disease and well-bred wars.

These two factors horrified the population of Barcelona and saw a ominous spell in the past of the metropolitan area. The bubonic plague alone cut the population to completed partly its late number, from 50,000 to 20,000.


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In this time, Castile, the one-time inside sphere of Spain, spawned the Segadors War, too identified as the Catalan Revolt, to quash the cities nationalism. Castile, was the last word center at the time; it had swollen south, recapturing land from the Moors. Through marriage, appropriation and assimilation, it grew to be the super command that it was.

The idiom Castile gives identify 'Castilian', the English word for the Spanish terms unwritten in Spain. For 12 years Barcelona resisted the forces of Castile, but eventually, in 1652, they were defeated. Catalunya succeeded in retaining on to its autonomy but had to speaker the torture of its territories. This war gave designation to the Catalan anthem, "Els Segadors".
In this time, blue Catalunya came nether French head.

1701-1714 War of Succession

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In 1701, upon the extermination of King Charles II, other war fizzled to life span in Catalunya. Barcelona fought against France and Castile, but misplaced its war, losing its self-rule. Castila claimed peak of the territories of Barcelona; Sardinia, Sicily, Naples and Mallorca. Catalan, as a language, was avowed illegal, not sole in public but in private too.

Take a roam finished the constituency of Born in Barcelona and you will find, by the Santa Maria del Mar church, the " Fossar de les Morenes", a light which commemorates all Catalans who gone their lives during the War of Succession.
Towards the end of the...

...18th Century...

...Barcelona became erstwhile over again an valuable center, due to the commercial enterprise revolution, it's position on the Mediterranean and the proximity of accessibility of brown coal in the Bergueda, a county untruthful in the interior of Catalunya. Barcelona and Catalunya, as had occurred formerly in history, enlarged in say-so and economic condition.


In this year, the initial popular whack in Barcelona took place, which accompanied bombings, riots, religious residence fires and imprecise hostilities.

In 1848...

...the premier railway track was built; from Barcelona to Mataro, another Catalonian borough on the Costa Maresme. In 1850, railways began anyone improved on a large scale, due to abiding sacred text person passed which ready-made investing more spellbinding.

In 1859...

...Barcelona was in due course liberated from it's boundary of the metropolis walls. The possessions was now at independence to expand; necessary as it's people was itself budding chop-chop. The vastness of Gracia was before now a thriving and single-handed town, near the only avenue involving Barcelona and Gracia, individual the street which we now know as Passeig de Gracia.
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The territory on either sidelong of Passeig de Gracia was bare. In establish to craft use of it a bout was created. The quarter of Eixample was to be born, and the heading of the foremost man for the job was fixed to Ildefons Cerda. And so Eixample came to be.

This is vindicatory the axis subdivision of the Barcelona History Timeline. Of course, Barcelona's earlier period encompasses so more more. Click the shadowing cooperation to read the undivided past times on at

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