Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit

Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit (May 30, 1920 – November 16, 2014) was a Catalan linguist and philologist[1] who produced works on the grammar and history of the Catalan language. He was born in Barcelona.[2]

Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit

He graduated in philology or Romance languages at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1943, where he was professor of history of Catalan language and Spanish language. He was rector of Universitat de Barcelona from 1978 to 1986. He is visitor professor of several universities around the world (Munich, Heidelberg, Georgetown, Wisconsin, and Sorbone in Paris). He is doctor honoris causa by several universities (Salzburg, Toulouse, Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Sorbone in Paris, and Illes Balears). He has been president of the Société de Linguistique Romane, president of Philology section of Institut d'Estudis Catalans, president of Associació Internacional de Llengua i Literatura Catalanes, president of North-American Catalan Society, president of Deutsch-Katalanische Gesellschaft, and president of Segon Congrés Internacional de la Llengua Catalana (1986). He died in 2014, aged 94.[3]

Biblioteca Badia-CardúsEdit

In 1975, while the activities of the Congrés de Cultura Catalana were beginning, Badia and his wife Maria Cardús inform about the donation of their library and archive to the Biblioteca de Catalunya. The collection contains more than thousand books, periodicals and leaflets that reflects the studies and teaching in Romance languages and linguistics field, mostly of Catalan language and Spanish language, many of which are unique or very rare.


  1. ^ Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit page in Membres numeraris i emèrits de l'IEC Archived October 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, Institut d'Estudis Catalans
  2. ^ Who's who in Spain 1988 Edition. Who's Who in Spain. 1988. p. 86.
  3. ^ "Mor el filòleg Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit als 94 anys" (in Catalan). November 16, 2014.

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