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By proposal of: Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences.

Date of investiture: 19 april 1975.

Sponsor: Dr. José Manuel Cuenca Toribio and Dr. Antonio Ubieto Arteta.

Biographical outline:

Miquel Batllori i Munné was born on October 1, 1909 in Barcelona. He is one of the greatest intellectuals of the 20th century.

In 1928, he joined the Company of Jesus, with whom he would live during exile during the Republic, but would soon clash with the enclosed atmosphere of the clergyman of the time and actively participate in the Second Vatican Council.

He studied Humanities and in 1936 he graduated in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona. Between 1936 and 1940 he made the theology career in Oña, Burgos. In 1940 he was ordained a priest in Barcelona, ​​and a year later, he began teaching as a professor of History, Letters and Philosophy in Palma de Mallorca.

In 1947, he began his work as a researcher when he joined the Instituto Histórico de la Compañía de Jesús in Rome, where from 1954 to 1981, he exiled himself as director.

He was a permanent member of the Academy of History and of all the National Academies of Latin American History. On July 7, 1988, he was conceived as the National Prize for History for his work Humanism and Renaissance. Hispanic-European studies.

Outstanding publications:

  •     Francisco Gustá, apologist and critic, 1942
  •     Biographical essay by P. Ignacio Casanovas, 1943
  •     Arnau de Vilanova, two volumes 1997
  •     The aesthetic trajectory of Miguel Costa i Llovera, 1955
  •     Eight centuries of Catalan culture in Europe: dispersed trials, 1959
  •     Alejandro VI and the Royal House of Aragon, 1958
  •     Gracián y el Barroco, 1958
  •     Ramon Llull in the world of his time, 1960
  •     Balmes and Casanovas, 1959
  •     The pensione della Rinascenza in Spagnae Portugal, 1964
  •     Baltasar Gracián in his life and in his works, 1969
  •     Gallery of characters from Benedetto Croce to Jaume Vicens i Vives, 1965
  •     Discovery of independence. Studies on Ibero-America and the Philippines, 1979


  •     Doctor honoris causa for: the University of Valencia 1975, the University of Barcelona 1979, the Polytechnic University of Valencia 2001
  •     Gold letters, 1980
  •     Creu de Sant Jordi, 1982
  •     Great Cross of Alfonso X the Wise person, 1984
  •     Gold Medal of the Generalitat de Catalunya, 1985
  •     Prize of Honor of the Catalan Letters, 1990
  •     National Prize of History, 1988
  •     Prince of Asturias Prize of Social Sciences, 1995
  •     National Prize of the Letters, 2001
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