List of Presidents of the Generalitat de Catalunya

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The functions of the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya have varied considerably over history, in parallel with the attributions of the Generalitat itself.

General Deputation (1359–1716)[]

Fourteenth century[]

  1. Berenguer de Cruïlles, Bishop of Girona (1359–1366)
  2. Romeu Sescomes, Bishop of Lleida (1363–1364)
  3. Ramon Gener (1364 1365)
  4. Bernat Vallès, canon of Barcelona (1365–1367)
    Romeu Sescomes, Bishop of Lleida (1375–1376)
  5. Joan I d'Empúries (1376)
  6. Guillem de Guimerà i d'Abella, Grand Prior of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem (1376–1377)
  7. Galceren de Besora i de Cartellà, almoner of Ripoll (1377–1378)
    Ramon Gener (1379–1380)
  8. Felip d'Anglesola, canon of Tarragona (1380)
  9. Pere de Santamans, canon of Tortosa (1381–1383)
  10. Arnau Descolomer, cleric from Girona (1384–1389)
  11. Miquel de Santjoan, canon of Girona (1389–1396)
  12. Alfons de Tous, canon of Barcelona (1396–1413)

Fifteenth century[]

  1. Alfons de Tous, canon of Barcelona (1396–1413)
  2. Marc de Vilalba, Abbot of Montserrat (1413–1416)
  3. Andreu Bertran, Bishop of Barcelona (1416–1419)
  4. Joan Desgarrigues, Commendatory abbot of Masdéu (1419–1422)
  5. Dalmau de Cartellà, Abbot of Ripoll (1422–1425)
  6. Felip de Malla, canon of Barcelona (1425–1428)
  7. Domènec Ram, Bishop of Lleida (1428–1431)
    Marc de Vilalba, Abbot of Montserrat (1431–1434)
  8. Pere de Palou, canon of Barcelona (1434–1437)
  9. Pere de Darnius, chief sacristan of Girona (1437–1440)
  10. Antoni d'Avinyó i de Moles, Abbot of Montserrat (1440–1443)
  11. Jaume de Cardona i de Gandia, canon of Barcelona (1443–1446)
  12. Pero Ximénez de Urrea, Archbishop of Tarragona (1446–1449)
  13. Bertran Samasó, Abbot of Ripoll (1449–1452)
  14. Bernat Guillem Samasó, Abbot of Àger (1452–1455)
  15. Nicolau Pujades, archdeacon of Barcelona (1455–1458)
  16. Antoni-Pere Ferrer, Abbot of Montserrat (1458–1461)
  17. Manuel de Montsuar, canon of Lleida (1461–1464)
  18. Francesc Colom, archdeacon of the Vallès (1464–67)
  19. Ponç Andreu de Vilar, Abbot of Ripoll (1467–70)
  20. Miquel Samsó, Abbot of Breda (1470–73)
  21. Joan Maurici de Ribes, Abbot of Santa Maria de la Real of Perpignan (Perpinyà) (1473–76)
  22. Miquel Delgado, Abbot of Poblet (1476–78)
  23. Pere Joan Llobera, sacristan of Sant Joan de les Abadesses (1478–79)
  24. Berenguer de Sos, deacon of Barcelona (1479–82)
  25. Pere de Cardona, Bishop of Urgell (1482–85)
    Ponç Andreu de Vilar, Abbot of Ripoll (1485–88)
  26. Juan Payo Coello, Abbot of Poblet (1488–91)
  27. Joan de Peralta, Abbot of Montserrat (1491–94)
  28. Francí Vicenç, prior of Tarragona (1494–97)
  29. Pedro de Mendoza, Abbot of Santes Creus (1497–1500)

Sixteenth century[]

  1. Alfons d'Aragó, Bishop of Tortosa (1500–3)
  2. Ferrer Nicolau de Gualbes i Desvalls, canon of Barcelona (1503–4)
  3. Gonzalo Fernández de Heredia, Archbishop of Tarragona (1504–6)
  4. Lluís Desplà i d'Oms, canon of Barcelona (1506–9)
  5. Jordi Sanç, provost (paborde) of Valencia (1509–12)
  6. Joan d'Aragó, castellan of Amposta (1512–14)
  7. Jaume Fiella (1514–15)
  8. Esteve de Garret, archdeacon of Tortosa (1515–18)
  9. Bernat de Corbera, archdeacon of Tarragona (1518–21)
  10. Joan Margarit i de Requesens, archdeacon of Girona (1521–24)
  11. Lluís de Cardona i Enríquez, Abbot of Solsona (1524–27)
  12. Francesc de Solsona, canon of Lleida (1527–30)
  13. Francesc Oliver i de Boteller, canon of Tortosa (1530–33)
  14. Dionís de Carcassona, canon of Lleida (1533–36)
  15. Joan Pasqual, canon of la Seu d'Urgell (1536–39)
  16. Jeroni de Requesens i Roís de Liori (also known as Girolamo Doria), Archbishop of Tarragona (1539–42)
  17. Miquel Puig, Commedatory abbot of Serrateix (1542–45)
  18. Jaume Caçador, canon of Barcelona (1545–48)
  19. Miquel d'Oms i de Sentmenat, canon of Elna (1548–51)
  20. Onofre de Copons i de Vilafranca, cleric (1551–52)
  21. Miquel de Ferrer i de Marimon (1552)
  22. Joan de Tormo (1552–53)
  23. Miquel de Tormo (1553–54)
  24. Francesc Jeroni Benet Franc, archdeacon of Barcelona (1554–57)
  25. Pere Àngel Ferrer i Despuig, Abbot of Sant Cugat del Vallès (1557–59)
  26. Ferran de Lloaces i Peres, canon of Elna (1559–60)
    Miquel d'Oms i de Sentmenat, canon of Elna (1560–63)
  27. Onofre Gomis (1563–66)
  28. Francesc Giginta, Abbot of Amer (1566–69)
  29. Benet de Tocco (also known as Marco Antoni di Tocco), Bishop of Vic (1569 72)
  30. Jaume Cerveró, canon of Tortosa (1572–75)
  31. Pere Oliver de Boteller i de Riquer, canon of Tortosa (1575–78)
    Benet de Tocco (also known as Marco Antoni di Tocco), Bishop of Girona (1578–81)
  32. Rafael d'Oms, archdeacon of Tarragona (1581–84)
  33. Jaume Beuló, canon of Vic (1584)
    Pere Oliver de Boteller i de Riquer, canon of Tortosa (1584–87)
  34. Martí Joan de Calders (1587)
  35. Francesc Oliver de Boteller, Abbot of Poblet (1587–88)
  36. Jaume Caçador i Claret, Bishop of Girona (1590–93)
  37. Miquel d'Agullana, canon of Girona (1593–96
    Francesc Oliver de Boteller, Abbot of Poblet (1596–98
  38. Francesc Oliveres (1598–99)
  39. Jaume Cordelles i Oms, canon of Barcelona (1599–1602)

Seventeenth century[]

  1. Jaume Cordelles i Oms, canon of Barcelona (1599–1602)
  2. Bernat de Cardona i de Queralt, Abbot of Cuixà (1602–5)
  3. Pere Pau Caçador i d'Aguilar-Dusai, canon of Barcelona (1605–8)
  4. Onofre d'Alentorn i de Botella, canon of Lleida (1608–11)
  5. Francesc de Sentjust i de Castre, Abbot of Arles (1611–14)
  6. Ramon d'Olmera i d'Alemany, commander of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem (1614–16)
  7. Miquel d'Aimeric (1616–17)
  8. Lluís de Tena, Bishop of Tortosa (1617–20)
  9. Benet Fontanella, Abbot of Besalú (1620–23)
  10. Pere de Magarola i Fontanet, Bishop of Elna (1623–26)
  11. Francesc Morillo, Archdeacon of la Seu d'Urgell (1626–1629)
  12. Pere Antoni Serra, Bishop of Lleida (1629–32)
  13. Esteve Salacruz Abbot of Sant Pere de Galligants (1632)
  14. García Gil Manrique, Bishop of Girona (1632–35)
  15. Miquel d'Alentorn i de Salbà, Abbot of Amer (1635–38)
  16. Pau Claris i Casademunt, archdeacon of la Seu d'Urgell (1638–41)
  17. Josep Soler (1641)
  18. Bernat de Cardona i de Raset, archdeacon of Girona (1641–44
  19. Gispert d'Amat i Desbosc de Sant Vincenç,Abbot of Sant Pere de Galligants (1644–47)
  20. Andreu Pont, Abbot of Amer (1647–50)
  21. Pau del Rosso, deacon of Barcelona (1650–54)
  22. Francesc Pijoan (1654–56)
  23. Josep Jeroni Besora, deacon of Barcelona (1656–59)
  24. Pau d'Àger, canon of Lleida (1659–62)
  25. Jaume de Copons i de Tamarit, canon of la Seu d'Urgell (1662–65)
  26. Josep de Magarola i de Grau, Abbot of Camprodon (1665–1668)
  27. Joan Pagès i Vallgornera, canon (1668–71)
  28. Josep de Camporells i de Sabater, canon of la Seu d'Urgell (1671–74)
  29. Esteve Mercadal i Dou, archdeacon of Vic (1674–77
  30. Alfonso de Sotomayor, Bishop of Barcelona (1677–80)
  31. Josep Sastre i Prats, Abbot of Sant Pau de Camp (1680–83
  32. Baltasar de Muntaner i de Sacosta, provost (paborde) of Berga (1683–86)
  33. Antoni de Saiol i de Quarteroni, canon of Barcelona (1686–89)
  34. Benet Ignasi de Salazar, Bishop of Barcelona (1689–92)
  35. Antoni de Planella i de Cruïlles, Abbot of Besalú (1692–95)
  36. Rafael de Pinyana i Galvany, canon of Tortosa (1695–98)
  37. Climent de Solanell i de Foix, almoner of Àger (1698–1701)

Eighteenth century[]

  1. Climent de Solanell i de Foix, almoner of Àger (1698–1701)
  2. Josep Antoni Valls i Pandutxo (1701)
    Antoni de Planella i de Cruïlles, Abbot of Besalu (1701–4)
  3. Francesc de Valls i Freixa (1704–5)
  4. Josep Grau, deacon of Solsona (1705–7)
  5. Manuel de Copons i d'Esquerrer, of Santa Maria de Banyoles (1707–10)
  6. Francesc Antoni de Solanell i de Montella, Abbot of Sant Pere de Galligants (1710–13)
  7. Josep de Vilamala, sacristan of Sant Esteve de Banyoles (1713–16)

Generalitat of Catalonia (1931–present)[]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Legislature Government Political Party
Took office Left office Days
Macia 2a tongada scans 003 ora 8 44 1.jpg Francesc Macià i Llussà
(1859–1933)
14 December 1932 25 December 1933 376 I
(1932–1938)
Macià
(1932–1933)
Republican Left of Catalonia
First President of the Generalitat. Died in office.
Lluis Companys.jpg Lluís Companys i Jover
(1882–1940)
25 December 1933 15 October 1940 2547 I
(——)
Companys
(1933–1939)
Second President. In exile from 23 January 1939 due to the advance of the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War (Catalonia Offensive) and the subsequent dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Arrested by the Gestapo in France in 1940, extradited to Spain and executed.
Josep Irla Generalidad.jpg Josep Irla i Bosch
(1874–1958)
15 October 1940 7 August 1954 4983 In exile
Third President.
Josep Tarradellas (1980).jpg Josep Tarradellas i Joan
(1899–1988)
7 August 1954 17 October 1977 9392 In exile
17 October 1977 24 April 1980 Constituent
(1977–1980)
Tarradellas
(1977–1980)
Fourth President. In exile until 17 October 1977. Stepped down after the 1980 regional election.
Jordi Pujol 1999 (cropped).jpg Jordi Pujol i Soley
(b. 1930)
24 April 1980 16 December 2003 8636 I
(1980–1984)
Pujol I
(1980–1984)
Democratic Convergence
of Catalonia
II
(1984–1988)
Pujol II
(1984–1988)
III
(1988–1992)
Pujol III
(1988–1992)
IV
(1992–1995)
Pujol IV
(1992–1996)
V
(1995–1999)
Pujol V
(1996–1999)
VI
(1999–2003)
Pujol V
(1999–2003)
Fifth President.
Pasqual Maragall 2004 (cropped).jpg Pasqual Maragall i Mira
(b. 1941)
16 December 2003 28 November 2006 1078 VII
(2003–2006)
Maragall
(2003–2006)
Socialists' Party of Catalonia
Sixth President.
José Montilla 2008 (cropped).jpg José Montilla Aguilera
(b. 1955)
28 November 2006 27 December 2010 1490 VIII
(2006–2010)
Montilla
(2006–2010)
Seventh President. First non-Catalan President of the Generalitat.
Artur Mas 2012 (cropped).jpg Artur Mas i Gavarró
(b. 1956)
27 December 2010 24 December 2012 1842 IX
(2010–2012)
Mas I
(2010–2012)
Democratic Convergence
of Catalonia
24 December 2012 12 January 2016 X
(2012–2015)
Mas II
(2012–2016)
Eighth President.
Carles Puigdemont 2016b (cropped).jpg Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó
(b. 1962)
12 January 2016 28 October 2017
(disputed until 30 October 2017)
655 XI
(2015–2017)
Puigdemont
(2016–2017)
Catalan European
Democratic Party
Ninth President. Removed from office by disposition of the Senate of Spain, passed in plenary session on 27 October 2017, after the request by the Government of Spain for approval of extraordinary measures under Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, in response to the decision of the Parliament of Catalonia to unilaterally declare independence and establish the Catalan Republic.[1]
Seal of the Generalitat of Catalonia.svg Vacant 28 October 2017 Incumbent 85 No party
Office left vacant. The Government of Spain removed Carles Puigdemont from office due to the constitutional crisis until a snap regional election in December. Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy assumed the functions and competences, but not the title, of the President of the Generalitat and delegated them to the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría.[2][3]
Carles Puigdemont Artur Mas José Montilla Pasqual Maragall Jordi Pujol Josep Tarradellas Josep Irla Lluís Companys Francesc Macià

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