Corpus de Sang

The Corpus de Sang (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkɔɾpuz ðə ˈsaŋ], "Corpus of Blood") was a riot which took place in Sant Andreu de Palomar and later in Barcelona on 7-10 June 1640, during Corpus Christi, which marked a turning point in the development of the Reapers' War.[1]

Corpus de Sang
Part of Thirty Years' War
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"Corpus of Blood" by H. Miralles (1910)
Date7 June, 1640
Result Catalan victory
Catalonia Spain Spanish Monarchy
Commanders and leaders
Spain Dalmau de Queralt
Casualties and losses
Between 12 & 20 dead

The riot was between a group of harvesters and some local "andreuencs", during which one harvester was badly hurt.


  1. ^ Corteguera, Luis R. (2002). For the Common Good: Popular Politics in Barcelona, 1580-1640. Cornell University Press. p. 188. ISBN 0801437806. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

Coordinates: 41°24′07″N 2°10′00″E / 41.4019°N 2.1667°E / 41.4019; 2.1667