Francesca Gall Sanz

29 July 1932–17 December 2009 (Age 77)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

The Life of Francesca

Francesca Gall Sanz was born on 29 July 1932, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as the daughter of Miquel Gall Vilanova and Maria Sanz. She died on 17 December 2009, in Andorra, at the age of 77.

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Miquel Gall Vilanova
Maria Sanz
1902–1995
Francesca Gall Sanz
1932–2009

Parents and Siblings

    Miquel Gall Vilanova

    MaleMale

    Female1902–1995Female

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World Events (3)

1936

Age 4

General Francisco Franco became the leader of the rebels and civil war ensued.
1936 · Spanish Civil War

Age 4

After years of civil war against the government, Franco's side wins. Upon victory, a dictatorship is established by Francisco Franco.
1970

Age 38

Women given the right to vote.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname, of Celtic origin, meaning ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger’. In the Scottish Highlands the Gaelic term gall was applied to people from the English-speaking lowlands and to Scandinavians; in Ireland the same term was applied to settlers who arrived from Wales and England in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century. The surname is also found at an early date in Lincolnshire, where it apparently has a Breton origin, having been introduced by Breton followers of the Norman Conquerors.2 French, German, Polish, Slovak, Czech, Danish, etc.: from a personal name (Gallus in Latin) which was widespread in Europe during the Middle Ages, due to the cult of a 7th-century Irish monk and missionary, St. Gall. He established a Christian settlement to the south of Lake Constance, which became the monastery later known as St. Gallen. His name was taken into Czech as Havel and into Polish as Gaweł, the extra syllable being introduced by analogy with Latin Paulus, which yielded Czech Pavel and Polish Paweł.3 Hungarian (Gáll): variant of Gál ( see Gal ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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