Carles Rahola i Llorens (Born Cadaqués, 1881 – Died Girona, 15 de March 1939) was a journalist, writer, historian and Catalan politician.
He was executed for being a Catalan republican following a military tribunal which handed out the death penalty, and is somewhat of a local hero. There’s a sculpture of him in Girona in the Rambla de la Llibertat which commemorates his civic and political life.
Carles was born in Cadaques on June 29 , 1881 and was murdered by Franco’s regime by the cemetery wall in Girona on March 15 , 1939 , before the age of 58, just one month and eleven days after the ‘ Franco’s troops entered the city.
For more than 30 years, Rahola was undoubtedly one of the intellectual stars of Girona and Catalonia.
He always defended the values of civility, respect and tolerance . In honour of his memory, a secondary school in Girona bears his name, and a sculpture placed on the Ramblas of Liberty celebrates his political and civic work.