VALLHONRAT I LLURBA was born in Tarragona 23rd.
August 1931 and was a businessman until his retirement in 1993. He has
collaborated with various civic-cultural associations taking an active part. He
was President of the Amateur Cinema Section of “La Salle” from 1966-76, of
the C.I.M. (Mixed Integrated Centre) from 1971-76, of the Tarragona County
Marketing Club from 1979-82, and Vice-President of the Casino of Tarragona from
He has been a member of
the Board of the Columbian Study Centre since the foundation in 1990.
He has had more than three
hundred articles published in newspapers and specialist magazines and has
collaborated in collective publications such as “Las Tertulias del Casino”
(Tarragona 1989) and “Colom I el Mòn Català”(C.E.C. Rafael Dalmau, Editor
1991 - UNED
Cervera (Lérida). IV Conferences on Historical Studies
“ Catalonia and America”. “Colom un judio de Tarragona”
1993 - I International
Talks on Columbian Studies in Barcelona. “Terra
Rubra a la Sardenya catalano-aragonesa”
2000 - II International
Talks on Columbian Studies in Barcelona. “¿Colom,
1989 - Las
Tertulias del Casino, (Tarragona) 1989. Pages 95-124): “Colom,
un judio de Tarragona”
1993 - Colom i el Mòn Català (C.E.C.,
Rafael Dalmau, Editor, Barcelona 1993). Pages
“Miquel Ballester”, pages
1994 - October. L’Alguer
Magazine (Alghero, Italy): “Terra Rubra
en la Sardenya catalano-aragonesa”
2001 - www.miguelballester.com: “Miguel
Ballester, el marinero tarraconense compañero y fiel amigo de Colón,
introductor de la caña de azucar en el Caribe”
FIVE NEW HISTORICAL CONTRIBUTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS WORK.
The Colom-Colombo-Colón is the same
family who came from Terra Rubra.
Localization of Terra Ruja (in Latin “Terra
Rubra”), a place known today as Il
Porticciolo, to the northeast of the Island of Sardinia, near to Alghero
The historically fraudulent ‘supposta’”
Relazione” of Michelle de Cuneo in an effort to supplant the person of Miguel
Ballester from Tarragona.
Columbus’ stay in Tarragona on
returning from his discovery of the New World, a fact that allows us to confirm
3rd. April 1493 as the date he was received by the Catholic Monarchs in
Miguel Ballester, the first person
to plant sugar cane in the Caribbean.
Assumpció Estil·les Farré. Licenciate in Philology Hispanic. For original text correction.
Josep Mª Sabaté Bosch. Doctorate in History. For Catalan translation.
Yvonne Prosser Sullivan. For English translation.
Lluís Pàmies i Juarez. The webmaster.